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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

33-9031 Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators

Observe gambling operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. Investigate potential threats to gambling assets such as money, chips, and gambling equipment. Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers.


National estimates for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators
Industry profile for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators
Geographic profile for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators

National estimates for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,340 5.6 % $ 19.19 $ 39,910 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.21 $ 13.94 $ 16.97 $ 22.28 $ 30.02
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,400 $ 28,990 $ 35,300 $ 46,340 $ 62,450


Industry profile for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gambling Industries 3,530 2.07 $ 17.05 $ 35,470
Traveler Accommodation 2,030 0.13 $ 18.26 $ 37,990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,880 0.03 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 560 0.03 $ 34.00 $ 70,720
Spectator Sports 240 0.22 $ 15.69 $ 32,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gambling Industries 3,530 2.07 $ 17.05 $ 35,470
Spectator Sports 240 0.22 $ 15.69 $ 32,640
Traveler Accommodation 2,030 0.13 $ 18.26 $ 37,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 560 0.03 $ 34.00 $ 70,720
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,880 0.03 $ 20.24 $ 42,090

Top paying industries for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 560 0.03 $ 34.00 $ 70,720
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,880 0.03 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
Traveler Accommodation 2,030 0.13 $ 18.26 $ 37,990
Gambling Industries 3,530 2.07 $ 17.05 $ 35,470
Spectator Sports 240 0.22 $ 15.69 $ 32,640


Geographic profile for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 1,370 0.88 14.59 $ 15.00 $ 31,210
California 1,120 0.07 1.14 $ 19.62 $ 40,810
Nevada 570 0.45 7.56 $ 20.29 $ 42,210
Washington 430 0.13 2.24 $ 18.16 $ 37,760
Michigan 390 0.10 1.67 $ 17.57 $ 36,540




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 1,370 0.88 14.59 $ 15.00 $ 31,210
Nevada 570 0.45 7.56 $ 20.29 $ 42,210
South Dakota 100 0.25 4.18 $ 16.13 $ 33,540
New Mexico 190 0.24 3.98 $ 15.42 $ 32,080
Mississippi 250 0.23 3.87 $ 17.66 $ 36,730




Top paying states for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 130 0.02 0.38 $ 33.82 $ 70,340
Indiana 280 0.10 1.61 $ 29.60 $ 61,560
Ohio 200 0.04 0.66 $ 29.12 $ 60,560
Pennsylvania 210 0.04 0.64 $ 24.14 $ 50,210
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $ 20.42 $ 42,470





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 450 0.50 8.29 $ 19.75 $ 41,080
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 190 0.10 1.63 $ 18.98 $ 39,470
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 2.14 $ 19.30 $ 40,150
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 170 1.55 25.90 (8) (8)
Oklahoma City, OK 170 0.28 4.62 $ 14.69 $ 30,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 130 0.03 0.48 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 120 0.05 0.91 $ 20.12 $ 41,850
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 110 0.80 13.27 $ 17.31 $ 36,010
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 110 0.04 0.70 $ 17.47 $ 36,340
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 100 0.93 15.43 $ 18.84 $ 39,180




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 170 1.55 25.90 (8) (8)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 100 0.93 15.43 $ 18.84 $ 39,180
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 110 0.80 13.27 $ 17.31 $ 36,010
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 450 0.50 8.29 $ 19.75 $ 41,080
Reno, NV 70 0.32 5.27 $ 25.47 $ 52,980
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.30 4.95 $ 15.16 $ 31,540
Oklahoma City, OK 170 0.28 4.62 $ 14.69 $ 30,550
Albuquerque, NM 70 0.19 3.16 $ 16.53 $ 34,370
Tulsa, OK 80 0.18 3.08 $ 14.65 $ 30,470
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.13 2.22 $ 15.78 $ 32,820




Top paying metropolitan areas for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 0.98 $ 34.14 $ 71,010
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 33.57 $ 69,820
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 90 0.09 1.50 $ 25.93 $ 53,940
Reno, NV 70 0.32 5.27 $ 25.47 $ 52,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 0.57 $ 24.17 $ 50,270
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.14 $ 22.63 $ 47,080
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.11 1.77 $ 22.23 $ 46,240
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.05 0.84 $ 21.96 $ 45,670
Topeka, KS (8) (8) (8) $ 20.37 $ 42,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 120 0.05 0.91 $ 20.12 $ 41,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 550 3.32 55.34 $ 15.66 $ 32,570
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 310 2.69 44.79 $ 15.16 $ 31,530
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 1.34 22.38 $ 16.13 $ 33,540
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 1.11 18.57 $ 12.90 $ 26,820
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.89 14.82 $ 15.95 $ 33,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 550 3.32 55.34 $ 15.66 $ 32,570
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 310 2.69 44.79 $ 15.16 $ 31,530
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.37 22.80 $ 15.63 $ 32,510
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 1.34 22.38 $ 16.13 $ 33,540
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 1.11 18.57 $ 12.90 $ 26,820

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 3.38 $ 32.74 $ 68,100
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.18 $ 48,220
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 7.85 $ 19.32 $ 40,190
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 8.25 $ 16.88 $ 35,100
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 3.72 $ 16.55 $ 34,430


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021