Dental Laboratory Technicians (51-9081)

Occupation description:  Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances. Excludes Dental Assistants (31-9091).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4247 11.91 12
United States 38,70042,900 10.8420 9301,350

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.5910.8413.83 18.1223.7829.79
Alaska 25.5015.9821.46 26.8230.3834.10
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.2115.6621.04 26.4630.3233.86

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
435 11.642.5 30.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 22
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training