Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners

Post information enabling patrons to wager on various races and sporting events. Assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. May operate random number generating equipment and announce the numbers for patrons. Receive, verify, and record patrons' wagers. Scan and process winning tickets presented by patrons and payout winnings for those wagers.


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)
12,760 5.4 % $12.44 $25,870 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.08 $8.96 $10.82 $14.64 $19.69
Annual Wage (2) $16,800 $18,640 $22,510 $30,460 $40,950


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)
Spectator Sports 3,920 2.95 $14.92 $31,030
Gambling Industries 3,130 2.35 $11.62 $24,170
Civic and Social Organizations 1,950 0.51 $10.64 $22,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,850 0.03 $12.29 $25,550
Traveler Accommodation 1,090 0.06 $11.23 $23,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 3,920 2.95 $14.92 $31,030
Gambling Industries 3,130 2.35 $11.62 $24,170
Civic and Social Organizations 1,950 0.51 $10.64 $22,120
Religious Organizations 230 0.12 $8.73 $18,150
Social Advocacy Organizations 120 0.06 $9.24 $19,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 3,920 2.95 $14.92 $31,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,850 0.03 $12.29 $25,550
Gambling Industries 3,130 2.35 $11.62 $24,170
Traveler Accommodation 1,090 0.06 $11.23 $23,360
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $10.94 $22,760


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)
Texas 1,980 0.18 1.88 $12.69 $26,400
Nevada 1,520 1.32 13.72 $10.56 $21,970
California 970 0.07 0.69 $16.19 $33,680
Florida 920 0.12 1.28 $12.55 $26,110
Minnesota 900 0.34 3.49 $10.08 $20,960




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)
Nevada 1,520 1.32 13.72 $10.56 $21,970
North Dakota 380 0.91 9.41 $9.75 $20,270
Alaska 220 0.68 7.09 $10.70 $22,260
South Dakota 150 0.38 3.92 $11.34 $23,580
Minnesota 900 0.34 3.49 $10.08 $20,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 970 0.07 0.69 $16.19 $33,680
Washington 730 0.26 2.68 $15.62 $32,490
New York 750 0.09 0.91 $14.31 $29,760
Delaware 90 0.21 2.18 $14.26 $29,650
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.32 $13.41 $27,900





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-Paradise, NV 1,010 1.21 12.55 $11.28 $23,470
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 360 0.41 4.23 $11.92 $24,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 360 0.20 2.08 $12.58 $26,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.17 1.78 $10.00 $20,810
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.26 2.73 $17.98 $37,400
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.33 3.40 $14.20 $29,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 220 0.08 0.83 $9.71 $20,190
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 1.86 $15.33 $31,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.47 (8) (8)
Bismarck, ND 180 2.64 27.42 $9.28 $19,310




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)
Bismarck, ND 180 2.64 27.42 $9.28 $19,310
Grand Forks, ND-MN 80 1.61 16.74 $8.37 $17,410
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,010 1.21 12.55 $11.28 $23,470
Lubbock, TX 130 0.98 10.16 $11.90 $24,740
Montgomery, AL 140 0.86 8.96 $10.38 $21,600
St. Cloud, MN 70 0.76 7.90 $13.55 $28,180
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 30 0.65 6.77 $9.04 $18,800
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 360 0.41 4.23 $11.92 $24,800
Fargo, ND-MN 50 0.41 4.23 $12.02 $25,000
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.33 3.40 $14.20 $29,540




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)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.26 2.73 $17.98 $37,400
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.04 $33,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.08 0.83 $15.49 $32,210
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 1.86 $15.33 $31,880
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 1.06 $14.39 $29,930
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.33 3.40 $14.20 $29,540
St. Cloud, MN 70 0.76 7.90 $13.55 $28,180
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $13.43 $27,930
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $13.22 $27,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 360 0.20 2.08 $12.58 $26,170

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 340 1.88 19.56 $9.84 $20,460
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.05 21.31 $10.79 $22,440
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 7.91 $10.08 $20,970
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 2.23 23.13 $11.20 $23,290
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 2.53 $11.74 $24,410

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)
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 2.23 23.13 $11.20 $23,290
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.05 21.31 $10.79 $22,440
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 340 1.88 19.56 $9.84 $20,460
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 9.93 $11.97 $24,900
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.95 9.85 (8) (8)

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)
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 9.93 $11.97 $24,900
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 2.53 $11.74 $24,410
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 2.23 23.13 $11.20 $23,290
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 3.70 $11.13 $23,160
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.05 21.31 $10.79 $22,440


About May 2013 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 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014