Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators

Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers. Observe casino or casino hotel operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. May use one-way mirrors above the casino floor, cashier's cage, and from desk. Use of audio/video equipment is also common to observe operation of the business. Usually required to provide verbal and written reports of all violations and suspicious behavior to supervisor.


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)
10,460 4.0 % $16.96 $35,280 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.74 $12.81 $15.69 $19.75 $25.24
Annual Wage (2) $22,340 $26,650 $32,630 $41,080 $52,500


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 5,500 2.13 $15.51 $32,270
Traveler Accommodation 2,790 0.15 $17.43 $36,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,270 0.02 $19.56 $40,680
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $26.33 $54,760
Spectator Sports 250 0.18 $15.42 $32,080

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 5,500 2.13 $15.51 $32,270
Spectator Sports 250 0.18 $15.42 $32,080
Traveler Accommodation 2,790 0.15 $17.43 $36,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,270 0.02 $19.56 $40,680
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $26.33 $54,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $26.33 $54,760
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,270 0.02 $19.56 $40,680
Traveler Accommodation 2,790 0.15 $17.43 $36,260
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $15.60 $32,450
Gambling Industries 5,500 2.13 $15.51 $32,270


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 1,090 0.07 0.91 $17.45 $36,300
Oklahoma 1,080 0.68 9.17 $13.58 $28,240
Nevada 800 0.63 8.45 $18.57 $38,630
Pennsylvania 570 0.10 1.33 $17.91 $37,250
Ohio 540 0.10 1.35 $21.70 $45,130




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)
Oklahoma 1,080 0.68 9.17 $13.58 $28,240
Nevada 800 0.63 8.45 $18.57 $38,630
New Mexico 280 0.35 4.64 $14.09 $29,300
Mississippi 360 0.32 4.33 $16.66 $34,660
South Dakota 90 0.23 3.05 $14.14 $29,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 540 0.10 1.35 $21.70 $45,130
Indiana 410 0.14 1.83 $20.18 $41,970
Michigan 510 0.12 1.62 $18.87 $39,250
Nevada 800 0.63 8.45 $18.57 $38,630
Pennsylvania 570 0.10 1.33 $17.91 $37,250





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 620 0.66 8.88 $19.42 $40,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.08 1.09 $16.91 $35,180
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 270 2.12 28.50 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.17 2.33 $16.86 $35,070
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.77 23.83 $17.52 $36,450
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 2.31 $15.14 $31,500
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 150 1.03 13.87 $16.81 $34,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.22 $15.51 $32,260
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 1.32 $16.77 $34,870
Tulsa, OK 120 0.27 3.61 $12.88 $26,790




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)
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 270 2.12 28.50 (8) (8)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.77 23.83 $17.52 $36,450
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 150 1.03 13.87 $16.81 $34,960
Lawton, OK 40 0.99 13.25 $13.80 $28,690
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 620 0.66 8.88 $19.42 $40,400
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 0.51 6.82 $15.10 $31,400
Fort Smith, AR-OK 50 0.50 6.71 $15.16 $31,540
Reno, NV 80 0.37 4.92 $15.08 $31,360
Tulsa, OK 120 0.27 3.61 $12.88 $26,790
Albuquerque, NM 80 0.22 2.91 $14.44 $30,030




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)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $21.88 $45,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.81 $45,360
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.58 $21.17 $44,040
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 620 0.66 8.88 $19.42 $40,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 1.09 $19.14 $39,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.49 $18.97 $39,460
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.28 $38,020
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.77 23.83 $17.52 $36,450
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 70 0.07 0.91 $17.47 $36,340
Kansas City, MO-KS 120 0.11 1.49 $17.09 $35,550

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 440 3.77 50.66 $13.57 $28,220
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 230 1.39 18.67 $14.27 $29,680
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.69 9.33 $14.75 $30,690
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.82 10.96 $15.05 $31,310
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 90 0.99 13.30 $15.44 $32,120

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 440 3.77 50.66 $13.57 $28,220
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 230 1.39 18.67 $14.27 $29,680
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.17 15.75 $13.78 $28,670
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.02 13.72 $17.84 $37,110
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 1.01 13.57 $12.60 $26,200

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.02 13.72 $17.84 $37,110
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.58 $36,560
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 7.92 $15.53 $32,300
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.90 12.06 $15.47 $32,180
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 90 0.99 13.30 $15.44 $32,120


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017