Licensed Dispensing Optician Statistics in the US

The average employee age for licensed dispensing opticians is 45 years. The licensed dispensing optician workforce reached a whopping 4,505 in 2020!

Among licensed dispensing opticians, we discovered that 59.8% of them are women, while 32.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among licensed dispensing opticians is White, which makes up 71.3% of all licensed dispensing opticians. Comparatively, there are 14.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Licensed dispensing opticians are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, licensed dispensing opticians are more likely to find a job in the retail industry.

From where do we know all information about licensed dispensing optician demographics? We analyzed 238 licensed 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.

Licensed Dispensing Optician Diversity

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

Licensed Dispensing Optician Gender Ratio

Among licensed dispensing opticians, 59.8% of them are women compared to 32.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 59.8%
  • Male, 32.8%
  • Unknown, 7.4%

Licensed Dispensing Optician Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among licensed dispensing opticians is White, which makes up 71.3% of all licensed dispensing opticians. Comparatively, there are 14.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 71.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.5%
  • Black or African American, 5.3%
  • Asian, 5.3%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Licensed Dispensing Opticians

Job Title
  • Spanish, 100.0%

Licensed 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 licensed dispensing opticians.

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

Licensed Dispensing Optician Gender Over Time

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

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

Licensed 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 licensed dispensing opticians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Licensed Dispensing Optician

By looking over 238 licensed dispensing opticians resumes, we figured out that the average licensed dispensing optician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 27%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Licensed Dispensing Optician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of licensed dispensing optician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of licensed 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 Licensed 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%
Licensed Dispensing Optician33%60%
Armorer Technician87%12%
Driver/Technician88%9%
Guitar Technician92%5%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Guitar Technician
Driver/Technician
Armorer Technician
Licensed Dispensing Optician
Radiographer, Mammographer
Mammography Technician
Mammographer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Licensed 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 licensed dispensing opticians.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Staff Cytotechnologist9.44%
Pharmacy Technician Internship9.89%
Medical Record Consultant10.63%
Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse12.56%
Licensed Dispensing Optician14.40%
Ambulance Driver15.76%
Electroencephalograph Technician18.68%

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

male-income
Male Income
$53,621
female-income
Female Income
$49,747

Licensed 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
$58,470
$56,904
$55,337
$53,771
$52,205
$50,638
$49,072
$47,505
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Licensed 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$51,339
Bachelor's Degree$51,979
Master's Degree$53,733
Some College/ Associate Degree$54,851

Licensed 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
$56,295
$54,851
$53,406
$51,961
$50,516
$49,072
$47,627
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Licensed Dispensing Optician Heatmaps

Where Are Licensed Dispensing Opticians Located?

By looking through more than 238 resumes, we found that the most popular places for licensed dispensing opticians are AZ, Phoenix and GA, Atlanta.

Number of Licensed Dispensing Opticians

Where Are Licensed Dispensing Opticians In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Licensed Dispensing Optician Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Licensed Dispensing Optician Work In

Employees with the licensed dispensing optician job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most licensed 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 licensed dispensing opticians. Those industries include retail, health care and hospitality.

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Retail

Health Care

Fortune 500

Hospitality

Pharmaceutical

Licensed Dispensing Optician Jobs