Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
10,290 3.7 % $17.39 $36,160 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.06 $13.02 $15.99 $20.30 $26.19
Annual Wage (2) $23,010 $27,080 $33,260 $42,220 $54,480


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 4,920 1.97 $15.87 $33,000
Traveler Accommodation 3,170 0.16 $17.64 $36,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 $19.84 $41,270
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $26.44 $54,990
Spectator Sports 330 0.23 $17.16 $35,690

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 4,920 1.97 $15.87 $33,000
Spectator Sports 330 0.23 $17.16 $35,690
Traveler Accommodation 3,170 0.16 $17.64 $36,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 $19.84 $41,270
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 460 0.02 $26.44 $54,990

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) 460 0.02 $26.44 $54,990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 $19.84 $41,270
Traveler Accommodation 3,170 0.16 $17.64 $36,690
Spectator Sports 330 0.23 $17.16 $35,690
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $16.54 $34,390


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 1,140 0.72 10.02 $14.26 $29,650
California 1,080 0.06 0.90 $17.53 $36,450
Nevada 830 0.64 8.81 $18.90 $39,320
Michigan 800 0.19 2.59 $16.92 $35,200
Ohio 520 0.10 1.34 $22.93 $47,690




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 1,140 0.72 10.02 $14.26 $29,650
Nevada 830 0.64 8.81 $18.90 $39,320
Mississippi 340 0.31 4.24 $17.64 $36,680
New Mexico 240 0.30 4.13 $14.48 $30,110
South Dakota 100 0.23 3.17 $14.54 $30,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 520 0.10 1.34 $22.93 $47,690
Pennsylvania 340 0.06 0.82 $22.48 $46,770
Indiana 410 0.14 1.89 $20.81 $43,280
Nevada 830 0.64 8.81 $18.90 $39,320
Arizona 370 0.14 1.89 $17.75 $36,920



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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 650 0.67 9.35 $19.68 $40,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.10 1.42 $16.63 $34,600
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 230 1.78 24.66 (8) (8)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 2.34 $15.70 $32,670
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 170 1.35 18.70 $17.35 $36,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.09 1.30 $15.55 $32,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 150 0.11 1.54 $17.45 $36,290
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 150 0.99 13.70 $17.76 $36,950
Tulsa, OK 120 0.29 3.97 $13.78 $28,650
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 1.10 $20.87 $43,410


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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 80 1.95 27.00 $13.94 $29,000
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 230 1.78 24.66 (8) (8)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 170 1.35 18.70 $17.35 $36,090
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 150 0.99 13.70 $17.76 $36,950
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 650 0.67 9.35 $19.68 $40,930
Fort Smith, AR-OK 50 0.51 7.04 $15.66 $32,570
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 0.49 6.77 $15.43 $32,090
Reno, NV 80 0.36 4.96 $15.81 $32,880
Tulsa, OK 120 0.29 3.97 $13.78 $28,650
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.17 2.34 $15.70 $32,670


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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)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.07 1.02 $27.69 $57,600
Columbus, OH 110 0.10 1.45 $26.82 $55,770
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.77 $24.36 $50,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.27 $46,330
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $22.27 $46,320
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 1.10 $20.87 $43,410
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 650 0.67 9.35 $19.68 $40,930
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 1.07 $19.65 $40,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.50 $19.65 $40,880
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.01 $39,540

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 410 3.56 49.34 $14.47 $30,090
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 310 1.12 15.47 $13.98 $29,080
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.26 17.42 $14.65 $30,480
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.59 22.07 $12.62 $26,260
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 6.50 $16.00 $33,270

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 410 3.56 49.34 $14.47 $30,090
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.59 22.07 $12.62 $26,260
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.26 17.42 $14.65 $30,480
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.13 15.61 $14.05 $29,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 310 1.12 15.47 $13.98 $29,080

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) $20.57 $42,770
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 9.71 $18.37 $38,200
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.00 13.86 $18.13 $37,720
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.66 $36,730
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 6.50 $16.00 $33,270


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018