Licensed Optician Statistics in the US

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

Among licensed opticians, we discovered that 60.5% of them are women, while 34.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among licensed opticians is White, which makes up 70.6% of all licensed opticians. Comparatively, there are 14.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Licensed opticians are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, licensed opticians are more likely to find a job in the retail industry.

From where do we know all information about licensed optician demographics? We analyzed 1,533 licensed 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 Optician Diversity

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

Licensed Optician Gender Ratio

Among licensed opticians, 60.5% of them are women compared to 34.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 60.5%
  • Male, 34.9%
  • Unknown, 4.6%

Licensed Optician Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among licensed opticians is White, which makes up 70.6% of all licensed opticians. Comparatively, there are 14.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 70.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.9%
  • Black or African American, 5.5%
  • Asian, 5.4%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Licensed Opticians

The chart below shows that 62.5% of licensed opticians speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Korean at 6.3% and Swedish is the third-most popular at 3.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 62.5%
  • Korean, 6.3%
  • Swedish, 3.1%
  • Portuguese, 3.1%
  • Chinese, 3.1%
  • Other, 21.9%

Licensed 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 opticians.

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

Licensed Optician Gender Over Time

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

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

Licensed 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 opticians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Licensed Optician

By looking over 1,533 licensed opticians resumes, we figured out that the average licensed optician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 26%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Licensed Optician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of licensed optician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of licensed 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 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 Optician35%60%
Armorer Technician87%12%
Driver/Technician88%9%
Guitar Technician92%5%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Guitar Technician
Driver/Technician
Armorer Technician
Licensed Optician
Radiographer, Mammographer
Mammography Technician
Mammographer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Licensed 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 opticians.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Laboratory Monitor9.44%
Laboratory Animal Technician9.89%
Document Technician10.63%
Licensed Practical Nurse12.56%
Licensed Optician14.40%
Ambulance Driver-Paramedic15.76%
First Assistant18.68%

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

male-income
Male Income
$43,691
female-income
Female Income
$39,778

Licensed 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
$47,030
$45,445
$43,859
$42,273
$40,688
$39,102
$37,516
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Licensed 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$41,375
Bachelor's Degree$42,021
Master's Degree$43,802
Some College/ Associate Degree$44,945

Licensed 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
$46,406
$44,945
$43,484
$42,023
$40,563
$39,102
$37,641
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Licensed Optician Heatmaps

Where Are Licensed Opticians Located?

By looking through more than 1,533 resumes, we found that the most popular places for licensed opticians are NY, New York and OH, Columbus.

Number of Licensed Opticians

Where Are Licensed Opticians In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Licensed Optician Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire licensed 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 Licensed Optician Work In

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

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Public

Private

Government

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 opticians. Those industries include retail, health care and manufacturing.

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Retail

Health Care

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Hospitality

Licensed Optician Jobs