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Dental Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Germany 2021

How much money does a Dental Laboratory Technician make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
2,280 EUR
( 27,400 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Dental Laboratory Technician in Germany typically earns around 2,280 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,050 EUR (lowest) to 3,630 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Dental Laboratory Technician salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Dental Laboratory Technician Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Dental Laboratory Technician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Dental Laboratory Technician salaries in Germany range from 1,050 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,630 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,460 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Dental Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,460 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,460 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Dental Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,580 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,580 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Dental Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,290 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,290 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Dental Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Dental Laboratory Technician
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Dental Laboratory Technician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Dental Laboratory Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,190 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,590 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,350 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Dental Laboratory Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,870 EUR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 3,120 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 3,380 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Dental Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
1,190 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,590 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
2,350 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
2,870 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,120 EUR
20+ Years+8%
3,380 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Dental Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Dental Laboratory Technician(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Dental Laboratory Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Dental Laboratory Technician is 1,380 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,670 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Dental Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Germany

Bachelor's Degree
1,380 EUR
Master's Degree+93%
2,670 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Germany costs anywhere from 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,200 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Dental Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Dental Laboratory Technician
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Dental Laboratory Technician employees in Germany earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.

2,210 EUR
2,350 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Dental Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Dental Laboratory Technician(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Dental Laboratory Technician

Dental Laboratory Technician(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Germany / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Germany is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Germany for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Dental Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Dental Laboratory Technician
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A Dental Laboratory Technician is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Dental Laboratory Technician Average Hourly Wage in Germany

13 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 13 EUR. This means that the average Dental Laboratory Technician in Germany earns approximately 13 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Dental Laboratory Technician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Dental Laboratory Technician and Health and Medical monthly Germany
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The average salary for Dental Laboratory Technician is 61% less than that of Dental. Also, Dental salaries are 3% more than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Dental Assistant2,350 EUR+3%
Dental Hygienist2,170 EUR-5%
Dental Laboratory Technician2,280 EUR=
Dental Receptionist1,840 EUR-19%
Dental Technician2,360 EUR+4%
Dental Therapist3,510 EUR+54%
Dentist8,660 EUR+280%
Endodontist10,200 EUR+350%
Orthodontic Assistant2,380 EUR+4%
Orthodontist11,000 EUR+380%
Periodontist10,500 EUR+360%
Prosthodontist10,200 EUR+350%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin2,660 EUR
Bremen2,270 EUR
Dortmund2,160 EUR
Dresden2,200 EUR
Dusseldorf2,460 EUR
Essen2,420 EUR
Frankfurt2,490 EUR
Hamburg2,550 EUR
Hannover2,040 EUR
Koln2,600 EUR
Leipzig2,080 EUR
Munchen2,450 EUR
Nurnberg2,060 EUR
Stuttgart2,340 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,720 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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