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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
9,970 7.5 % $13.38 $27,830 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $10.50 $11.90 $14.92 $20.69
Annual Wage (2) $19,350 $21,850 $24,750 $31,030 $43,030


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 4,680 2.06 $12.70 $26,410
Spectator Sports 2,080 1.42 $16.49 $34,290
Traveler Accommodation 1,480 0.07 $12.70 $26,410
Civic and Social Organizations 890 0.23 $11.55 $24,030
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 240 0.02 $9.99 $20,780

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 4,680 2.06 $12.70 $26,410
Spectator Sports 2,080 1.42 $16.49 $34,290
Civic and Social Organizations 890 0.23 $11.55 $24,030
Social Advocacy Organizations 150 0.07 $11.45 $23,810
Traveler Accommodation 1,480 0.07 $12.70 $26,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 (7) $16.77 $34,880
Spectator Sports 2,080 1.42 $16.49 $34,290
Traveler Accommodation 1,480 0.07 $12.70 $26,410
Gambling Industries 4,680 2.06 $12.70 $26,410
Civic and Social Organizations 890 0.23 $11.55 $24,030


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 1,620 0.09 1.37 $16.09 $33,480
Nevada 1,400 1.01 14.82 $12.37 $25,720
Minnesota 940 0.33 4.79 $11.36 $23,630
Texas 770 0.06 0.91 $13.40 $27,870
Montana 560 1.19 17.59 $11.04 $22,960




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)
Montana 560 1.19 17.59 $11.04 $22,960
Alaska 320 1.02 15.03 $15.88 $33,030
Nevada 1,400 1.01 14.82 $12.37 $25,720
South Dakota 170 0.40 5.85 $13.65 $28,400
Nebraska 340 0.34 5.05 $11.00 $22,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 360 0.19 2.82 $19.30 $40,150
New Jersey 180 0.04 0.66 $17.21 $35,800
California 1,620 0.09 1.37 $16.09 $33,480
Illinois 50 0.01 0.11 $15.95 $33,180
Alaska 320 1.02 15.03 $15.88 $33,030





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 1,130 1.11 16.38 $12.54 $26,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 820 0.13 1.94 $15.52 $32,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 430 0.04 0.65 $16.78 $34,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.20 3.00 $11.45 $23,820
Reno, NV 200 0.83 12.26 $11.75 $24,430
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 200 0.40 5.93 $11.21 $23,320
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 190 0.18 2.63 $12.45 $25,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.05 0.76 $15.48 $32,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.06 0.95 $16.52 $34,350
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.70 $17.00 $35,370




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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,130 1.11 16.38 $12.54 $26,080
Reno, NV 200 0.83 12.26 $11.75 $24,430
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 200 0.40 5.93 $11.21 $23,320
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.35 5.23 $11.58 $24,080
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 40 0.27 3.95 $9.09 $18,910
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 40 0.25 3.65 $11.16 $23,220
Lincoln, NE 40 0.21 3.15 $10.49 $21,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.20 3.00 $11.45 $23,820
Columbia, SC 80 0.20 2.98 $10.42 $21,670
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 190 0.18 2.63 $12.45 $25,900




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)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 60 0.02 0.35 $19.19 $39,920
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.70 $17.00 $35,370
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 430 0.04 0.65 $16.78 $34,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.06 0.95 $16.52 $34,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 820 0.13 1.94 $15.52 $32,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.05 0.76 $15.48 $32,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 50 0.01 0.15 $15.32 $31,870
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70 0.07 0.98 $14.27 $29,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $13.53 $28,150
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $13.28 $27,620

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.14 31.45 $16.37 $34,060
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.21 17.78 $10.94 $22,760
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.77 26.13 $9.88 $20,550
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 8.99 $11.28 $23,460

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.14 31.45 $16.37 $34,060
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.77 26.13 $9.88 $20,550
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.21 17.78 $10.94 $22,760
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 8.99 $11.28 $23,460

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.14 31.45 $16.37 $34,060
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.29 $25,550
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 8.99 $11.28 $23,460
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.07 $23,020
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.21 17.78 $10.94 $22,760


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020