Offices of optometrists

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Workforce
152k
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
39.8
Average Salary
$49,854
Average Male Salary
$93,419
Average Female Salary
$115,769

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The top three occupations in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group are Optometrists, Opticians, dispensing, Receptionists & information clerks, Medical assistants, and Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians. On average, full-time employees in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group work 41.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $56,366. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $30,444.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group are Ada City PUMA, OK, Virginia Beach City (South) PUMA, VA, and Allen, Murphy, Plano (East) & Parker Cities PUMA, TX. 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.

Monthly Employment

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5.86%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 23.6M people employed in the Education and Health Services industry. This represents a 5.86% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

152k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 9.56k
2.13%
1 Year Growth
± 8.77%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 2.13%, , from 149k people in 2018 to 152k people in 2019.

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 21.3%, followed by Opticians, dispensing with 13% and Receptionists & information clerks with 11.9%.

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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, Medical assistants, and Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Offices of optometrists employs an unusually high number of Optometrists, Opticians, dispensing, and Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians.

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Highest Paid

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

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Wages

Average Salary

$49,854
AVERAGE WAGE
± $3,723

On average, employees in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group make $49,854 per year. This number makes Offices of optometrists the 172 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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

0.475
WAGE GINI

Offices of optometrists has a wage GINI of 0.475, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more 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 less than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $93,419 and $115,769. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

118k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±8.43k
33.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
±4.51k

77.7% 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

$93,419
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$13,011
$115,769
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$18,598

On average, Male workers in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group make 0.807 times less 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. American Indian
  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Offices of optometrists Industry Group earn 1.62 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 flow diagram, 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 closest comparable data for Offices of optometrists is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

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

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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