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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
10,230 4.2 % $17.41 $36,200 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.10 $12.94 $15.71 $19.91 $26.69
Annual Wage (2) $23,090 $26,910 $32,680 $41,420 $55,520


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 4,550 1.93 $15.79 $32,850
Traveler Accommodation 3,200 0.16 $17.36 $36,120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,530 0.03 $19.23 $39,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $28.83 $59,970
Spectator Sports 350 0.24 $16.88 $35,120

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 4,550 1.93 $15.79 $32,850
Spectator Sports 350 0.24 $16.88 $35,120
Traveler Accommodation 3,200 0.16 $17.36 $36,120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,530 0.03 $19.23 $39,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $28.83 $59,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $28.83 $59,970
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,530 0.03 $19.23 $39,990
Traveler Accommodation 3,200 0.16 $17.36 $36,120
Spectator Sports 350 0.24 $16.88 $35,120
Gambling Industries 4,550 1.93 $15.79 $32,850


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)
Oklahoma 1,510 0.95 13.42 $14.00 $29,110
California 980 0.06 0.81 $19.24 $40,020
Michigan 920 0.21 3.01 $15.72 $32,690
Nevada 840 0.63 8.85 $19.00 $39,530
Indiana 420 0.14 1.93 $22.61 $47,020




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 1,510 0.95 13.42 $14.00 $29,110
Nevada 840 0.63 8.85 $19.00 $39,530
New Mexico 240 0.30 4.22 $14.15 $29,430
Mississippi 310 0.28 3.94 $17.38 $36,150
South Dakota 110 0.26 3.68 $14.70 $30,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 300 0.06 0.78 $24.94 $51,880
Pennsylvania 360 0.06 0.86 $23.42 $48,720
Indiana 420 0.14 1.93 $22.61 $47,020
Maryland 90 0.03 0.46 $19.57 $40,700
California 980 0.06 0.81 $19.24 $40,020





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 690 0.70 9.88 $19.55 $40,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.51 $21.11 $43,900
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 210 0.11 1.52 $16.26 $33,820
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 190 1.62 22.88 (8) (8)
Oklahoma City, OK 160 0.26 3.74 $14.73 $30,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 160 0.06 0.80 $23.74 $49,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 150 0.06 0.84 $15.98 $33,230
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 140 0.93 13.11 $18.16 $37,780
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.10 1.43 $17.12 $35,620
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 130 0.09 1.24 $19.45 $40,450




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)
Lawton, OK 90 2.15 30.40 $14.16 $29,460
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 190 1.62 22.88 (8) (8)
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 140 0.93 13.11 $18.16 $37,780
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 690 0.70 9.88 $19.55 $40,670
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 90 0.68 9.61 $19.06 $39,640
Reno, NV 70 0.31 4.33 $16.78 $34,910
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.30 4.19 $14.37 $29,900
Tulsa, OK 130 0.29 4.09 $13.93 $28,970
Oklahoma City, OK 160 0.26 3.74 $14.73 $30,630
Albuquerque, NM 70 0.18 2.49 $15.04 $31,270




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)
Columbus, OH 120 0.12 1.63 $29.48 $61,320
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.08 1.09 $28.99 $60,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 160 0.06 0.80 $23.74 $49,380
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 90 0.08 1.19 $23.24 $48,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.36 $21.44 $44,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.51 $21.11 $43,900
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.07 1.03 $20.56 $42,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $19.78 $41,150
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 690 0.70 9.88 $19.55 $40,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 130 0.09 1.24 $19.45 $40,450

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 420 3.62 51.22 $13.87 $28,840
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 0.93 13.11 $15.25 $31,720
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 180 1.82 25.81 $12.53 $26,070
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 1.25 17.74 $17.14 $35,660
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 1.07 15.17 $15.09 $31,390

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 420 3.62 51.22 $13.87 $28,840
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 180 1.82 25.81 $12.53 $26,070
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.39 19.72 $14.26 $29,660
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 1.25 17.74 $17.14 $35,660
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 1.07 15.17 $15.09 $31,390

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.44 $46,680
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 7.22 $20.39 $42,410
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 1.25 17.74 $17.14 $35,660
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 10.13 $16.53 $34,390
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 0.88 12.39 $15.91 $33,080


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019