Opticians, dispensing

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Total Workforce

65.4k

Average Age

43.3

Average Salary

$39,910

Average Male Salary

$54,567

Average Female Salary

$34,516

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Opticians, dispensing are most often employed by the Health & personal care, except drug, stores  industry. The average yearly wage for Opticians, dispensing was $39,910 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Opticians, dispensing by wage are Solar photovoltaic installers, Hazardous materials removal workers, and Marriage and family therapists.

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) 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

$39,910

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,907

In 2018, Opticians, dispensing earned an average of $39,910, $13,978 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Marriage and family therapists make somewhat more than Opticians, dispensing while Solar photovoltaic installers 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

0.319

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Opticians, dispensing had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.319, 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

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Industries by Share

65.4k

2018 Workforce

± 6,278

-0.475%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13.6%

The number of people employed as Opticians, dispensing has been declining at a rate of -0.475%, from 65,728 people in 2017 to 65,416 people in 2018.

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  43.4%, followed by Offices of optometrists with 35.3% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 5.09%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Opticians, dispensing in the US. The average age of male Opticians, dispensing in the workforce is 45 and of female Opticians, dispensing is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Opticians, dispensing is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

17.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,257

47.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,368

73.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

74.8% of Opticians, dispensing are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.98% of Opticians, dispensing, White (Hispanic) 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

45

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.71

42.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.57

The median age of Opticians, dispensing is 43.3, and Male employees are generally 2.36 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 Liberal Arts & Humanities.

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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