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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

39-3012 Gambling 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 pay out winnings for those wagers.


National estimates for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners
Industry profile for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners
Geographic profile for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners

National estimates for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,500 9.9 % $ 13.05 $ 27,130 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.57 $ 10.49 $ 12.13 $ 14.50 $ 18.02
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,910 $ 21,820 $ 25,220 $ 30,170 $ 37,490


Industry profile for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gambling Industries 3,650 2.14 $ 12.58 $ 26,160
Civic and Social Organizations 1,100 0.38 $ 12.16 $ 25,280
Traveler Accommodation 1,070 0.07 $ 13.12 $ 27,290
Spectator Sports 1,030 0.94 $ 16.57 $ 34,460
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 250 0.02 $ 10.21 $ 21,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gambling Industries 3,650 2.14 $ 12.58 $ 26,160
Spectator Sports 1,030 0.94 $ 16.57 $ 34,460
Civic and Social Organizations 1,100 0.38 $ 12.16 $ 25,280
Social Advocacy Organizations 180 0.08 $ 11.61 $ 24,140
Traveler Accommodation 1,070 0.07 $ 13.12 $ 27,290

Top paying industries for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 1,030 0.94 $ 16.57 $ 34,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 110 (7) $ 15.14 $ 31,490
Traveler Accommodation 1,070 0.07 $ 13.12 $ 27,290
Gambling Industries 3,650 2.14 $ 12.58 $ 26,160
Civic and Social Organizations 1,100 0.38 $ 12.16 $ 25,280


Geographic profile for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

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





States with the highest employment level in Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,440 1.15 21.30 $ 12.18 $ 25,340
Minnesota 1,230 0.46 8.45 $ 11.76 $ 24,470
California 670 0.04 0.76 $ 14.83 $ 30,840
Texas 450 0.04 0.69 $ 13.80 $ 28,690
Louisiana 380 0.21 3.88 $ 10.58 $ 22,000




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,440 1.15 21.30 $ 12.18 $ 25,340
Montana 340 0.74 13.78 $ 11.20 $ 23,290
Alaska 190 0.64 11.90 $ 15.20 $ 31,630
Minnesota 1,230 0.46 8.45 $ 11.76 $ 24,470
Nebraska 330 0.35 6.42 $ 12.06 $ 25,080




Top paying states for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 40 0.01 0.12 $ 18.27 $ 37,990
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.74 $ 17.71 $ 36,840
Washington 160 0.05 0.92 $ 15.48 $ 32,210
Alaska 190 0.64 11.90 $ 15.20 $ 31,630
California 670 0.04 0.76 $ 14.83 $ 30,840





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 640 0.34 6.39 $ 12.07 $ 25,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 280 0.03 0.59 $ 18.94 $ 39,400
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 160 0.34 6.30 $ 11.76 $ 24,450
St. Cloud, MN 140 1.44 26.74 $ 12.00 $ 24,960
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 1.28 $ 15.71 $ 32,670
Tucson, AZ 90 0.24 4.53 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 0.04 0.75 (8) (8)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 80 0.08 1.39 $ 11.46 $ 23,850
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 0.55 $ 15.92 $ 33,120
Florence, SC 50 0.54 10.07 $ 9.38 $ 19,510




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Cloud, MN 140 1.44 26.74 $ 12.00 $ 24,960
Florence, SC 50 0.54 10.07 $ 9.38 $ 19,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 640 0.34 6.39 $ 12.07 $ 25,100
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 160 0.34 6.30 $ 11.76 $ 24,450
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 40 0.29 5.30 $ 11.99 $ 24,940
Tucson, AZ 90 0.24 4.53 (8) (8)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 80 0.08 1.39 $ 11.46 $ 23,850
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 1.28 $ 15.71 $ 32,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 0.04 0.75 (8) (8)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 0.69 $ 14.29 $ 29,720




Top paying metropolitan areas for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 20.07 $ 41,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 280 0.03 0.59 $ 18.94 $ 39,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.15 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 17.34 $ 36,060
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 80 0.03 0.55 $ 15.92 $ 33,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 1.28 $ 15.71 $ 32,670
Lincoln, NE (8) (8) (8) $ 14.59 $ 30,350
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 0.69 $ 14.29 $ 29,720
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 30 0.04 0.65 $ 13.61 $ 28,300
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 13.11 $ 27,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 200 1.13 20.99 $ 10.74 $ 22,340
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.46 27.07 $ 15.40 $ 32,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.46 27.07 $ 15.40 $ 32,030
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 200 1.13 20.99 $ 10.74 $ 22,340

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.46 27.07 $ 15.40 $ 32,030
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 12.67 $ 26,350
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 11.40 $ 23,700
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 11.26 $ 23,410
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 11.13 $ 23,150


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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