Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators

Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers. Observe casino or casino hotel operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. May use one-way mirrors above the casino floor, cashier's cage, and from desk. Use of audio/video equipment is also common to observe operation of the business. Usually required to provide verbal and written reports of all violations and suspicious behavior to supervisor.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,650 3.7 % $16.29 $33,880 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.32 $12.39 $14.99 $18.89 $24.10
Annual Wage (2) $21,460 $25,780 $31,170 $39,280 $50,130


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gambling Industries 5,690 2.22 $15.01 $31,210
Traveler Accommodation 2,690 0.14 $16.97 $35,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,570 0.03 $18.11 $37,660
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $24.23 $50,410
Spectator Sports 200 0.15 $13.80 $28,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gambling Industries 5,690 2.22 $15.01 $31,210
Spectator Sports 200 0.15 $13.80 $28,700
Traveler Accommodation 2,690 0.14 $16.97 $35,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,570 0.03 $18.11 $37,660
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $24.23 $50,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $24.23 $50,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,570 0.03 $18.11 $37,660
Traveler Accommodation 2,690 0.14 $16.97 $35,300
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $15.07 $31,340
Gambling Industries 5,690 2.22 $15.01 $31,210


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,170 0.08 0.98 $16.73 $34,790
Oklahoma 1,150 0.72 9.32 $13.22 $27,490
Nevada 760 0.62 7.97 $18.31 $38,080
Washington 570 0.19 2.47 $16.23 $33,760
Pennsylvania 490 0.09 1.10 $15.94 $33,160



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 1,150 0.72 9.32 $13.22 $27,490
Nevada 760 0.62 7.97 $18.31 $38,080
New Mexico 300 0.37 4.81 $14.38 $29,920
Mississippi 390 0.36 4.60 $16.72 $34,780
South Dakota 90 0.22 2.86 $13.79 $28,670



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 390 0.07 0.96 $19.93 $41,450
Michigan 320 0.08 0.99 $19.36 $40,270
Indiana 390 0.13 1.72 $19.16 $39,850
Nevada 760 0.62 7.97 $18.31 $38,080
New Jersey 250 0.06 0.82 $17.23 $35,840




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 580 0.64 8.30 $19.43 $40,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.08 1.07 $16.41 $34,120
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 260 2.01 26.08 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 250 0.19 2.45 $14.00 $29,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.19 2.46 $16.39 $34,090
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 250 1.96 25.35 $17.23 $35,840
Tulsa, OK 170 0.39 5.06 $13.21 $27,490
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 1.60 $16.83 $35,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 1.39 $15.23 $31,670
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 160 1.11 14.38 $16.99 $35,340



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 260 2.01 26.08 (8) (8)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 250 1.96 25.35 $17.23 $35,840
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 160 1.11 14.38 $16.99 $35,340
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 580 0.64 8.30 $19.43 $40,400
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 0.49 6.38 $14.44 $30,030
Fort Smith, AR-OK 50 0.49 6.41 $14.73 $30,630
Tulsa, OK 170 0.39 5.06 $13.21 $27,490
Reno, NV 80 0.38 4.95 $14.56 $30,290
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 90 0.36 4.62 $19.22 $39,980
Albuquerque, NM 110 0.30 3.87 $14.83 $30,840



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.03 0.34 $21.42 $44,550
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $21.01 $43,690
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 580 0.64 8.30 $19.43 $40,400
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 90 0.36 4.62 $19.22 $39,980
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.76 $18.28 $38,010
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 250 1.96 25.35 $17.23 $35,840
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.10 1.29 $17.08 $35,520
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 160 1.11 14.38 $16.99 $35,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 170 0.12 1.60 $16.83 $35,000
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 2.54 $16.43 $34,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 290 2.49 32.18 $13.73 $28,560
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 200 1.16 15.04 $13.84 $28,790
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 140 1.53 19.80 $15.09 $31,390
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 9.13 $14.29 $29,720
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.85 10.97 $14.94 $31,080

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 290 2.49 32.18 $13.73 $28,560
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 140 1.53 19.80 $15.09 $31,390
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 1.37 17.69 $13.41 $27,900
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.16 15.08 $13.67 $28,440
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 200 1.16 15.04 $13.84 $28,790

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.07 $33,440
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.06 13.69 $15.45 $32,140
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 8.72 $15.21 $31,630
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 140 1.53 19.80 $15.09 $31,390
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.93 12.04 $15.07 $31,340


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(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 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016