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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
9,190 2.1 % $ 18.31 $ 38,080 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.45 $ 14.17 $ 17.04 $ 19.13 $ 27.28
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,970 $ 29,470 $ 35,450 $ 39,790 $ 56,730


Industry profile for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

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 5,200 2.87 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Traveler Accommodation 2,490 0.18 $ 17.52 $ 36,450
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 720 0.01 $ 20.07 $ 41,750
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 560 0.03 $ 35.07 $ 72,950
Spectator Sports 110 0.10 $ 18.17 $ 37,790

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 5,200 2.87 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Traveler Accommodation 2,490 0.18 $ 17.52 $ 36,450
Spectator Sports 110 0.10 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 560 0.03 $ 35.07 $ 72,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 720 0.01 $ 20.07 $ 41,750

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 $ 35.07 $ 72,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 720 0.01 $ 20.07 $ 41,750
Spectator Sports 110 0.10 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Traveler Accommodation 2,490 0.18 $ 17.52 $ 36,450
Gambling Industries 5,200 2.87 $ 16.61 $ 34,550


Geographic profile for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators:

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.



Map of employment of gambling surveillance officers and gambling investigators by state, May 2021


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 1,770 1.14 17.46 $ 14.96 $ 31,110
California 1,620 0.10 1.50 $ 16.79 $ 34,910
Nevada 600 0.46 7.09 $ 18.61 $ 38,710
Washington 460 0.14 2.21 $ 21.32 $ 44,350
Indiana 390 0.13 1.99 $ 24.71 $ 51,410


Map of location quotient of gambling surveillance officers and gambling investigators by state, May 2021


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 1,770 1.14 17.46 $ 14.96 $ 31,110
Nevada 600 0.46 7.09 $ 18.61 $ 38,710
Mississippi 310 0.28 4.25 $ 16.59 $ 34,510
South Dakota 100 0.23 3.50 $ 16.26 $ 33,820
North Dakota 60 0.16 2.44 $ 25.07 $ 52,140


Map of annual mean wages of gambling surveillance officers and gambling investigators by state, May 2021


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 190 0.03 0.53 $ 29.77 $ 61,910
Ohio 230 0.04 0.69 $ 26.99 $ 56,130
North Dakota 60 0.16 2.44 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
Indiana 390 0.13 1.99 $ 24.71 $ 51,410
Massachusetts 50 0.02 0.24 $ 24.04 $ 50,000



Map of employment of gambling surveillance officers and gambling investigators by area, May 2021


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 440 0.48 7.40 $ 17.62 $ 36,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 370 0.24 3.67 $ 16.15 $ 33,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 310 0.22 3.41 $ 16.62 $ 34,570
Tulsa, OK 250 0.61 9.33 $ 16.21 $ 33,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 1.97 $ 22.26 $ 46,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 190 0.05 0.70 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.09 1.36 $ 17.96 $ 37,350
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 170 0.07 1.07 $ 16.08 $ 33,440
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 160 1.35 20.77 $ 19.68 $ 40,940
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 150 1.06 16.18 $ 16.27 $ 33,840


Map of location quotient of gambling surveillance officers and gambling investigators by area, May 2021


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)
Lawton, OK 100 2.44 37.41 $ 15.22 $ 31,650
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 160 1.35 20.77 $ 19.68 $ 40,940
Fort Smith, AR-OK 140 1.32 20.18 $ 15.53 $ 32,300
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 140 1.24 19.08 $ 22.53 $ 46,860
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 150 1.06 16.18 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Tulsa, OK 250 0.61 9.33 $ 16.21 $ 33,710
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 440 0.48 7.40 $ 17.62 $ 36,650
Lake Charles, LA 40 0.45 6.96 $ 18.14 $ 37,720
Reno, NV 90 0.39 5.91 $ 24.08 $ 50,090
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.30 4.60 $ 15.74 $ 32,740


Map of annual mean wages of gambling surveillance officers and gambling investigators by area, May 2021


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)
Columbus, OH 80 0.08 1.26 $ 36.48 $ 75,880
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 90 0.09 1.42 $ 27.16 $ 56,500
Reno, NV 90 0.39 5.91 $ 24.08 $ 50,090
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 100 0.09 1.44 $ 23.14 $ 48,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 0.71 $ 22.90 $ 47,630
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 140 1.24 19.08 $ 22.53 $ 46,860
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 1.97 $ 22.26 $ 46,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 40 0.00 0.07 $ 21.85 $ 45,440
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 50 0.05 0.81 $ 21.81 $ 45,360
Evansville, IN-KY 30 0.21 3.23 $ 21.13 $ 43,940

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 630 3.87 59.29 $ 14.19 $ 29,520
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 400 3.57 54.82 $ 15.44 $ 32,110
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.10 16.82 $ 15.97 $ 33,220
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.15 17.58 $ 15.37 $ 31,980
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 9.30 $ 16.87 $ 35,090

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 630 3.87 59.29 $ 14.19 $ 29,520
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 400 3.57 54.82 $ 15.44 $ 32,110
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.15 17.58 $ 15.37 $ 31,980
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.10 16.82 $ 15.97 $ 33,220
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.01 15.43 $ 17.02 $ 35,400

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 50 0.26 3.93 $ 24.22 $ 50,370
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 12.89 $ 20.67 $ 42,990
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 5.40 $ 18.98 $ 39,480
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.51 $ 18.76 $ 39,020
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 8.68 $ 17.96 $ 37,360


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