Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 621320 - Offices of Optometrists


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS Industry 621320 - Offices of Optometrists.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 621320 - Offices of Optometrists is part of: NAICS 621300 - Offices of Other Health Practitioners.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 621320 - Offices of Optometrists:


NAICS 621320 - Offices of Optometrists

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 105,320 100.00% $13.93 $19.75 $41,090 1.1 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 600 0.57% $32.34 $40.90 $85,080 5.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives (8) (8) $57.50 $63.64 $132,370 11.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 300 0.28% $33.12 $41.11 $85,500 7.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 0.07% $24.98 $28.54 $59,350 6.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 0.15% $32.94 $43.26 $89,980 9.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 230 0.22% $23.83 $30.29 $63,000 18.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $33.94 $37.27 $77,520 24.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 80 0.08% $22.59 $23.22 $48,300 3.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 40 0.04% $22.15 $23.10 $48,040 5.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (8) (8) $26.95 $25.16 $52,330 17.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (8) (8) $26.42 $22.29 $46,360 21.6 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 44,940 42.67% $18.65 $28.76 $59,830 1.6 %
29-1041 Optometrists 17,010 16.15% $44.55 $49.01 $101,940 1.7 %
29-1067 Surgeons 150 0.14% (5) $92.02 $191,410 9.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 170 0.16% (5) $87.00 $180,960 11.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 0.08% $17.14 $18.06 $37,560 6.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 260 0.25% $23.81 $25.52 $53,090 5.7 %
29-1129 Therapists, All Other 200 0.19% $14.97 $16.50 $34,320 7.4 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 40 0.04% $18.43 $20.32 $42,270 9.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) (8) $23.93 $22.56 $46,920 12.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 210 0.20% $13.92 $14.55 $30,270 5.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 0.10% $19.33 $18.81 $39,120 2.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40 0.04% $14.55 $14.86 $30,920 5.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 0.19% $13.26 $13.49 $28,050 6.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 23,600 22.41% $14.65 $15.48 $32,200 1.1 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,380 1.31% $13.90 $14.62 $30,410 5.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 1,220 1.16% $12.70 $13.65 $28,400 3.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 16,330 15.51% $11.95 $12.28 $25,540 1.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 60 0.06% $10.98 $11.45 $23,810 4.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 14,660 13.92% $11.99 $12.31 $25,610 1.1 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) (8) $11.22 $11.30 $23,510 3.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 0.05% $13.72 $14.14 $29,400 3.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 1,430 1.36% $11.74 $11.98 $24,910 2.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 620 0.59% $9.50 $9.96 $20,730 2.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 530 0.50% $9.36 $9.77 $20,320 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 90 0.09% $10.86 $11.14 $23,160 6.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,350 1.28% $11.47 $13.69 $28,470 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 150 0.14% $24.91 $24.19 $50,310 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (8) (8) $8.97 $9.52 $19,800 12.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,020 0.97% $10.83 $12.06 $25,080 3.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 30 0.03% $20.68 $19.89 $41,360 8.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $11.53 $12.24 $25,450 10.1 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,330 35.44% $12.16 $12.91 $26,860 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,550 2.42% $18.99 $20.19 $41,990 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 0.08% $12.81 $13.45 $27,970 5.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 390 0.37% $14.37 $14.70 $30,570 2.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 2,500 2.37% $13.40 $13.65 $28,390 1.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,150 2.04% $14.16 $14.78 $30,740 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 0.09% $15.04 $16.02 $33,320 10.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 230 0.22% $11.25 $12.20 $25,380 4.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 490 0.47% $8.90 $9.31 $19,370 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 0.10% $11.73 $12.51 $26,020 6.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 11,090 10.53% $11.10 $11.33 $23,570 1.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 0.12% $9.60 $10.88 $22,630 14.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 40 0.04% $13.92 $14.22 $29,580 9.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 930 0.88% $16.14 $17.24 $35,860 4.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 7,500 7.12% $12.49 $12.79 $26,610 1.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,720 3.53% $12.70 $12.91 $26,850 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 0.05% $15.26 $15.81 $32,890 13.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 0.09% $13.24 $12.85 $26,720 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,100 4.84% $10.66 $11.16 $23,210 1.8 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,740 3.55% $12.57 $13.33 $27,720 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 40 0.04% $18.77 $20.23 $42,080 6.4 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 3,630 3.45% $12.50 $13.25 $27,560 1.9 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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