Offices of optometrists

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Workforce

142k

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

41.3

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$50,003

Average Male Salary

$87,987

Average Female Salary

$39,372

About

The top three occupations in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group are Optometrists, Opticians, dispensing, Receptionists & information clerks, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, and Secretaries & administrative assistants. On average, full-time employees in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group work 41 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $56,587. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.4 hours and earn an average annual salary of $31,319.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group are Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA, Parker Town & The Pinery PUMA, CO, and Craighead (West), Greene, Randolph, Lawrence & Clay Counties PUMA, AR. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Offices of optometrists.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group. Optometrists are the most common position, but the Offices of optometrists Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Optometrists, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Offices of optometrists goes to Physicians & surgeons.

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Occupations by Share

142k

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 9.26k

9.73%

1 Year Growth

± 8.59%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 9.73%, , from 130k people in 2016 to 142k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Offices of optometrists by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Optometrists represent the largest share of positions held in Offices of optometrists at 19%, followed by Opticians, dispensing with 14.9% and Receptionists & information clerks with 11.1%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group, by number of employees, are Optometrists, Opticians, dispensing, Receptionists & information clerks, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, and Secretaries & administrative assistants.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Offices of optometrists employs an unusually high number of Optometrists, Opticians, dispensing, and Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Offices of optometrists, by average wage, are Physicians & surgeons, Optometrists, and General & operations managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$50,003

AVERAGE WAGE

± $4,162

On average, employees in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group make $50,003 per year. This number makes Offices of optometrists the 143 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.492

WAGE GINI

Offices of optometrists has a wage GINI of 0.492, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Offices of optometrists (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Offices of optometrists Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Offices of optometrists Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $87,987 and $39,372. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

111k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±8.18k

31.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

±4.33k

78.1% of workers in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Offices of optometrists Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$87,987

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$13,725

$39,372

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$3,289

On average, Male workers in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group make 2.23 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group earn 1.38 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Offices of optometrists Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Offices of optometrists Industry Group is Educational services, health care, and social assistance.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Offices of optometrists is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Offices of optometrists Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Educational services, health care, and social assistance Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Offices of optometrists Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Offices of optometrists Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Offices of optometrists Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Offices of optometrists Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

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