Ophthalmic Technician Statistics in the US

The average employee age for ophthalmic technicians is 43 years. The ophthalmic technician workforce reached a whopping 55,994 in 2020!

Among ophthalmic technicians, we discovered that 78.9% of them are women, while 17.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among ophthalmic technicians is White, which makes up 65.7% of all ophthalmic technicians. Comparatively, there are 16.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 8.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Ophthalmic technicians are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies. Taking it a step further, ophthalmic technicians are more likely to find a job in the health care industry.

From where do we know all information about ophthalmic technician demographics? We analyzed 6,729 ophthalmic technicians 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.

Ophthalmic Technician Diversity

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

Ophthalmic Technician Gender Ratio

Among ophthalmic technicians, 78.9% of them are women compared to 17.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 78.9%
  • Male, 17.8%
  • Unknown, 3.3%

Ophthalmic Technician Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among ophthalmic technicians is White, which makes up 65.7% of all ophthalmic technicians. Comparatively, there are 16.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 8.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.7%
  • Black or African American, 16.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.5%
  • Asian, 6.1%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Ophthalmic Technicians

The chart below shows that 71.1% of ophthalmic technicians speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Russian at 4.0% and French is the third-most popular at 3.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 71.1%
  • Russian, 4.0%
  • French, 3.7%
  • Mandarin, 2.9%
  • Korean, 2.6%
  • Other, 15.7%

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of ophthalmic technicians based on ethnicity and gender.

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Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Ophthalmic Technician

By looking over 6,729 ophthalmic technicians resumes, we figured out that the average ophthalmic technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Ophthalmic Technician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of ophthalmic technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of ophthalmic technicians is 40+ years old, which represents 59% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Ophthalmic Technicians 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%
Ophthalmic Technician18%79%
Armorer Technician87%12%
Driver/Technician88%9%
Guitar Technician92%5%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Guitar Technician
Driver/Technician
Armorer Technician
Ophthalmic Technician
Radiographer, Mammographer
Mammography Technician
Mammographer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Ophthalmic Technicians 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 ophthalmic technicians.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Ophthalmic Technician2.91%
Cytology Laboratory Technician9.44%
Medical Administrative Technician10.63%
Licensed Nurse Practitioner12.56%
Licensed Optician14.40%
Emergency Response Technician15.76%
Brain Wave Technician18.68%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Ophthalmic Technician?

male-income
Male Income
$40,282
female-income
Female Income
$39,084

Ophthalmic Technician 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
$42,430
$41,615
$40,800
$39,985
$39,170
$38,355
$37,541
$36,726
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Ophthalmic Technician 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$39,587
Bachelor's Degree$40,856
Some College/ Associate Degree$43,107
Master's Degree$44,673

Ophthalmic Technician 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
$46,456
$44,673
$42,890
$41,107
$39,324
$37,541
$35,757
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Ophthalmic Technician Heatmaps

Where Do Ophthalmic Technicians Earn The Most?

The map here shows where ophthalmic technicians earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Ophthalmic Technicians Located?

By looking through more than 6,729 resumes, we found that the most popular places for ophthalmic technicians are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Ophthalmic Technicians

Where Are Ophthalmic Technicians In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country ophthalmic technicians are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Ophthalmic Technician Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Ophthalmic Technician Work In

Employees with the ophthalmic technician job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most ophthalmic technicians prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

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Private

Public

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

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

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Health Care

Retail

Manufacturing

Hospitality

Education

Ophthalmic Technician Jobs