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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 5561 10.92 47
United States 38,10043,600 14.41,800 2,7005,050

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.3112.3415.28 19.8725.9431.64
Alaska 23.2415.1917.76 23.3529.1931.41
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.5015.0217.28 22.0028.3731.37

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
592 3.440.4 29.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation6
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 28
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.3

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