Dispensing Optician Statistics in the US

The average employee age for dispensing opticians is 45 years. The dispensing optician workforce reached a whopping 54,786 in 2020!

Among dispensing opticians, we discovered that 60.7% of them are women, while 34.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among dispensing opticians is White, which makes up 71.4% of all dispensing opticians. Comparatively, there are 14.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.3% of the Asian ethnicity. Dispensing opticians are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, dispensing opticians are more likely to find a job in the retail industry.

From where do we know all information about dispensing optician demographics? We analyzed 991 dispensing opticians resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Dispensing Optician Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as dispensing opticians. Keep reading to find out what the results for dispensing opticians were.

Dispensing Optician Gender Ratio

Among dispensing opticians, 60.7% of them are women compared to 34.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 60.7%
  • Male, 34.1%
  • Unknown, 5.2%

Dispensing Optician Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among dispensing opticians is White, which makes up 71.4% of all dispensing opticians. Comparatively, there are 14.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.3% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 71.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.5%
  • Asian, 5.3%
  • Black or African American, 5.2%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Dispensing Opticians

The chart below shows that 61.8% of dispensing opticians speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 5.9% and French is the third-most popular at 5.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 61.8%
  • German, 5.9%
  • French, 5.9%
  • Russian, 5.9%
  • Polish, 5.9%
  • Other, 14.6%

Dispensing Optician Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among dispensing opticians.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Dispensing Optician Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the dispensing optician position over time.

Male
Female
36%
33%
29%
26%
22%
19%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Dispensing Optician Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of dispensing opticians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of dispensing opticians based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Dispensing Optician

By looking over 991 dispensing opticians resumes, we figured out that the average dispensing optician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Dispensing Optician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of dispensing optician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of dispensing opticians is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Dispensing Opticians with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, guitar technician and driver/technician have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Mammographer8%88%
Mammography Technician8%88%
Radiographer, Mammographer9%90%
Dispensing Optician34%61%
Armorer Technician87%12%
Driver/Technician88%9%
Guitar Technician92%5%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Guitar Technician
Driver/Technician
Armorer Technician
Dispensing Optician
Radiographer, Mammographer
Mammography Technician
Mammographer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Dispensing Opticians with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to dispensing opticians.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Staff Cytotechnologist9.44%
Assistant Lead Technician9.89%
Medical Record Librarian10.63%
Licensed Practical Nurse/Supervisor12.56%
Dispensing Optician14.40%
Ambulance Driver15.76%
Radiologic Technician18.68%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Dispensing Optician?

male-income
Male Income
$44,056
female-income
Female Income
$40,292

Dispensing Optician Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Hispanic or Latino men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$47,263
$45,738
$44,213
$42,689
$41,164
$39,640
$38,115
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Dispensing Optician Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$41,831
Bachelor's Degree$42,452
Master's Degree$44,163
Some College/ Associate Degree$45,259

Dispensing Optician Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$46,664
$45,259
$43,854
$42,450
$41,045
$39,640
$38,235
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Dispensing Optician Heatmaps

Where Are Dispensing Opticians Located?

By looking through more than 991 resumes, we found that the most popular places for dispensing opticians are CA, Los Angeles and NY, New York.

Number of Dispensing Opticians

Where Are Dispensing Opticians In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country dispensing opticians are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Dispensing Optician Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ dispensing opticians. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most dispensing opticians is the retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire dispensing opticians.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Dispensing Optician Work In

Employees with the dispensing optician job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most dispensing opticians prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ dispensing opticians. Those industries include retail, health care and manufacturing.

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Retail

Health Care

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Professional

Dispensing Optician Jobs