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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
7,340 5.8 % $ 14.00 $ 29,110 2.3 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.25 $ 11.02 $ 13.24 $ 15.88 $ 18.45
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,230 $ 22,910 $ 27,530 $ 33,020 $ 38,380


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 4,260 2.35 $ 13.76 $ 28,610
Civic and Social Organizations 1,350 0.52 $ 14.71 $ 30,590
Traveler Accommodation 880 0.06 $ 13.93 $ 28,970
Spectator Sports 460 0.41 $ 15.91 $ 33,100
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 180 0.02 $ 12.09 $ 25,150

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 4,260 2.35 $ 13.76 $ 28,610
Civic and Social Organizations 1,350 0.52 $ 14.71 $ 30,590
Spectator Sports 460 0.41 $ 15.91 $ 33,100
Traveler Accommodation 880 0.06 $ 13.93 $ 28,970
Social Advocacy Organizations 110 0.05 $ 12.46 $ 25,930

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 460 0.41 $ 15.91 $ 33,100
Civic and Social Organizations 1,350 0.52 $ 14.71 $ 30,590
Traveler Accommodation 880 0.06 $ 13.93 $ 28,970
Gambling Industries 4,260 2.35 $ 13.76 $ 28,610
Social Advocacy Organizations 110 0.05 $ 12.46 $ 25,930


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.



Map of employment of gambling and sports book writers and runners by state, May 2021


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)
Minnesota 1,310 0.48 9.21 $ 13.20 $ 27,450
Nevada 970 0.75 14.38 $ 11.78 $ 24,500
California 810 0.05 0.95 $ 15.57 $ 32,380
Texas 660 0.05 1.03 $ 19.58 $ 40,720
Nebraska 340 0.36 6.90 $ 12.29 $ 25,550


Map of location quotient of gambling and sports book writers and runners by state, May 2021


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 970 0.75 14.38 $ 11.78 $ 24,500
Montana 240 0.51 9.80 $ 9.46 $ 19,690
Minnesota 1,310 0.48 9.21 $ 13.20 $ 27,450
Nebraska 340 0.36 6.90 $ 12.29 $ 25,550
Mississippi 220 0.20 3.82 $ 10.69 $ 22,240


Map of annual mean wages of gambling and sports book writers and runners by state, May 2021


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)
Texas 660 0.05 1.03 $ 19.58 $ 40,720
New York 110 0.01 0.25 $ 19.13 $ 39,800
Indiana 300 0.10 1.90 $ 18.09 $ 37,620
New Jersey 220 0.06 1.11 $ 15.98 $ 33,230
Washington 240 0.08 1.46 $ 15.82 $ 32,910



Map of employment of gambling and sports book writers and runners by area, May 2021


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 780 0.43 8.19 $ 14.19 $ 29,520
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 730 0.80 15.33 $ 11.80 $ 24,530
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.05 0.92 $ 16.50 $ 34,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 170 0.09 1.69 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 160 0.35 6.67 $ 12.46 $ 25,910
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 160 0.02 0.35 $ 17.96 $ 37,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 130 0.04 0.71 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.06 1.11 $ 17.28 $ 35,950
Reno, NV 110 0.49 9.32 $ 12.28 $ 25,550
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 80 0.22 4.28 $ 10.48 $ 21,800


Map of location quotient of gambling and sports book writers and runners by area, May 2021


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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 730 0.80 15.33 $ 11.80 $ 24,530
Florence, SC 40 0.51 9.74 $ 9.83 $ 20,450
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 70 0.50 9.65 $ 12.77 $ 26,570
Reno, NV 110 0.49 9.32 $ 12.28 $ 25,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 780 0.43 8.19 $ 14.19 $ 29,520
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.37 7.12 $ 12.42 $ 25,820
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 160 0.35 6.67 $ 12.46 $ 25,910
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 80 0.22 4.28 $ 10.48 $ 21,800
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 170 0.09 1.69 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.06 1.22 $ 11.77 $ 24,480


Map of annual mean wages of gambling and sports book writers and runners by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 160 0.02 0.35 $ 17.96 $ 37,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.06 1.11 $ 17.28 $ 35,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.05 0.92 $ 16.50 $ 34,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 170 0.09 1.69 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.69 $ 15.05 $ 31,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 60 0.03 0.53 $ 15.02 $ 31,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 0.32 $ 14.42 $ 30,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 780 0.43 8.19 $ 14.19 $ 29,520
St. Cloud, MN (8) (8) (8) $ 12.83 $ 26,690
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 70 0.50 9.65 $ 12.77 $ 26,570

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 260 1.44 27.62 $ 11.21 $ 23,310
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 18.40 $ 11.12 $ 23,130
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 9.08 $ 9.55 $ 19,860
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 10.80 $ 12.27 $ 25,520
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 6.70 $ 12.05 $ 25,070

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 260 1.44 27.62 $ 11.21 $ 23,310
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 18.40 $ 11.12 $ 23,130
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 10.80 $ 12.27 $ 25,520
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 9.08 $ 9.55 $ 19,860
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 6.70 $ 12.05 $ 25,070

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)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 6.34 $ 12.34 $ 25,680
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 10.80 $ 12.27 $ 25,520
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 6.70 $ 12.05 $ 25,070
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 260 1.44 27.62 $ 11.21 $ 23,310
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 18.40 $ 11.12 $ 23,130


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022