Opticians, dispensing

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Total Workforce

65.7k

Average Age

43.2

Estimated Job Growth

15.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$39,851

Average Male Salary

$52,488

Average Female Salary

$34,994

About

Opticians, dispensing are most often employed by the Health & personal care, except drug, stores  industry. The average yearly wage for Opticians, dispensing was $39,851 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Opticians, dispensing by wage are Recreational therapists, Directors, religious activities & education, and Travel agents.

Opticians, dispensing are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Opticians, dispensing are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Opticians, dispensing are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Opticians, dispensing and on wages and locations for those in the field. Health & personal care, except drug, stores is the industry that employs the most Opticians, dispensing, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Opticians, dispensing, by average wage, is Hospitals. Opticians, dispensing are paid most in Dubois, Knox, Spencer, Perry, Pike & Crawford Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,851

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,991

In 2017, Opticians, dispensing earned an average of $39,851, $12,214 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Recreational therapists make somewhat more than Opticians, dispensing while Travel agents make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Opticians, dispensing as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.342

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Opticians, dispensing had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.342, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Opticians, dispensing (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Opticians, dispensing.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Opticians, dispensing.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Opticians, dispensing, by number of employees, are Health & personal care, except drug, stores , Offices of optometrists, and Offices of physicians.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Opticians, dispensing, by average wage, are Hospitals, Department stores & discount stores, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

65.7k

2017 Workforce

± 6,293

0.802%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13.5%

The number of people employed as Opticians, dispensing has been growing at a rate of 0.802%, from 65,205 people in 2016 to 65,728 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Opticians, dispensing employed by various industries. Health & personal care, except drug, stores employs the largest share of Opticians, dispensing at  46.6%, followed by Offices of optometrists with 32.2% and Offices of physicians with 6.94%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Opticians, dispensing in the US. The average age of male Opticians, dispensing in the workforce is 49.4 and of female Opticians, dispensing is 40.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Opticians, dispensing is White.

Gender Composition

18.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,316

47.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,349

72.2% of Opticians, dispensing are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Opticians, dispensing.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Opticians, dispensing

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

80.7% of Opticians, dispensing are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.93% of Opticians, dispensing, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Opticians, dispensing.

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Age by Gender

49.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.67

40.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.51

The median age of Opticians, dispensing is 43.2, and Male employees are generally 8.59 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Opticians, dispensing from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Opticians, dispensing is Business but a relatively high number of Opticians, dispensing hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Opticians, dispensing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Opticians, dispensing need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Opticians, dispensing need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Persuasion, and Speaking.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Opticians, dispensing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Opticians, dispensing are expected to see a growth of 15.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

15.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Opticians, dispensing. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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