$16.39
Avg. Hourly Rate
Help us gather more data!
Is Dental Assistant your job title? Get your free, personalized salary report
Take our survey now »

The average pay for a Dental Assistant in Wilson, North Carolina is $16.39 per hour.

Job Description for Dental Assistant

A dental assistant's duties include hands-on work with dental patients, assisting the dentist, and/or performing clerical functions in a dental clinic. Depending on an individual’s certification and goals, any of these are possible job tasks. If an individual would like hands-on work in the dentist’s office, their duties may include prepping the patient for a particular operation; this particular duty would involve knowledge of the teeth and most dental procedures. The dental assistant would then assist the dentist in performing the operation, and do such things as handing the dentist the required tools and providing secondary support. This kind of job usually entails working one-on-one with the dentist, and requires good communication skills.

Read More...

Dental Assistant Tasks

  • Assist dentist during dental treatment procedures.
  • Maintain office records and supplies and schedule appointments.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Take and develop patient x-rays, including digital (if certified).
  • Sterilize instruments and equipment.

About Wilson, North Carolina

Wilson County, North Carolina
49,389
Male:
22,688 (45.9%)
Female:
26,701 (54.1%)
Wilson is a city in the county seat of Wilson County, North Carolina, United States. Situated in the heart of eastern North Carolina, around 40 miles east of the capital city of Raleigh, it lies at the interchange of Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 264 in the state's Coastal Plain region. Wilson had a population of 49,610 in 2012, according to the Census Bureau. Wilson is now ranked 18th in size among North Carolina’s 500-plus municipalities. The city has added more than 40 percent in population since 1990, primarily due to a construction of new subdivisions and an influx of new residents. This has attracted new retail and shopping construction, primarily in the northwestern parts of the city. Wilson is a diverse community with African-Americans making up 48% of the population and White 43%; the remaining 9% includes many nationalities, including Latinos, Vietnamese, Chinese and other groups. The U.S. Census Bureau...
Wilson:
$38,030
North Carolina:
$46,693
$739
Wilson:
$132,800
North Carolina:
$153,600
8.2%

Dental Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Dental Assistant

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 40%