Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

39-3012 Gaming 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 payout winnings for those wagers.


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)
11,210 17.4 % $13.25 $27,550 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.82 $9.78 $11.55 $15.26 $21.12
Annual Wage (2) $18,350 $20,350 $24,030 $31,740 $43,940


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 5,630 2.25 $13.04 $27,130
Spectator Sports 1,860 1.31 $15.07 $31,340
Traveler Accommodation 1,630 0.08 $12.47 $25,940
Civic and Social Organizations 810 0.21 $11.74 $24,420
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $14.88 $30,940

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 5,630 2.25 $13.04 $27,130
Spectator Sports 1,860 1.31 $15.07 $31,340
Civic and Social Organizations 810 0.21 $11.74 $24,420
Traveler Accommodation 1,630 0.08 $12.47 $25,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $14.88 $30,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 1,860 1.31 $15.07 $31,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $14.88 $30,940
Gambling Industries 5,630 2.25 $13.04 $27,130
Traveler Accommodation 1,630 0.08 $12.47 $25,940
Civic and Social Organizations 810 0.21 $11.74 $24,420


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 1,560 0.09 1.19 $17.60 $36,610
Nevada 1,420 1.09 13.81 $11.79 $24,510
Texas 850 0.07 0.90 $15.76 $32,770
New York 590 0.06 0.81 $13.64 $28,370
Montana 520 1.12 14.30 $10.20 $21,210




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)
Alaska 490 1.54 19.63 $16.01 $33,310
Montana 520 1.12 14.30 $10.20 $21,210
Nevada 1,420 1.09 13.81 $11.79 $24,510
South Dakota 200 0.48 6.08 $12.76 $26,540
Nebraska 370 0.39 4.90 $10.16 $21,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 70 0.16 2.07 $18.56 $38,610
California 1,560 0.09 1.19 $17.60 $36,610
Kentucky 230 0.12 1.58 $17.12 $35,610
New Jersey 30 0.01 0.11 $16.20 $33,700
Alaska 490 1.54 19.63 $16.01 $33,310



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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 1,060 1.10 14.01 $12.15 $25,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.12 1.52 $11.56 $24,040
Montgomery, AL 230 1.42 18.10 $13.99 $29,100
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 190 0.38 4.85 $10.29 $21,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 0.79 $17.43 $36,260
Reno, NV 140 0.60 7.68 $10.59 $22,020
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 120 0.12 1.58 $15.79 $32,850
Anchorage, AK 120 0.68 8.66 $13.64 $28,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 1.02 $14.70 $30,580
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 100 0.09 1.17 $13.81 $28,730


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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)
Montgomery, AL 230 1.42 18.10 $13.99 $29,100
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,060 1.10 14.01 $12.15 $25,270
Anchorage, AK 120 0.68 8.66 $13.64 $28,360
Reno, NV 140 0.60 7.68 $10.59 $22,020
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 190 0.38 4.85 $10.29 $21,390
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 50 0.30 3.88 $9.18 $19,100
Albuquerque, NM 70 0.19 2.45 $9.83 $20,450
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 40 0.16 2.05 $11.97 $24,890
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 120 0.12 1.58 $15.79 $32,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.12 1.52 $11.56 $24,040


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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)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.16 $37,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.20 $18.15 $37,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 0.79 $17.43 $36,260
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 120 0.12 1.58 $15.79 $32,850
Killeen-Temple, TX (8) (8) (8) $15.27 $31,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.08 1.02 $14.70 $30,580
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.87 $14.62 $30,410
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 1.04 $14.16 $29,450
Montgomery, AL 230 1.42 18.10 $13.99 $29,100
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 100 0.09 1.17 $13.81 $28,730

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 350 4.99 63.44 $17.03 $35,420
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.37 17.46 $10.44 $21,710
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 150 2.94 37.43 $11.36 $23,620
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.34 17.03 $11.51 $23,950
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 5.86 $9.24 $19,210

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 350 4.99 63.44 $17.03 $35,420
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 150 2.94 37.43 $11.36 $23,620
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.37 17.46 $10.44 $21,710
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.34 17.03 $11.51 $23,950
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 5.86 $9.24 $19,210

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 350 4.99 63.44 $17.03 $35,420
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.49 $12.72 $26,470
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.23 $25,440
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.34 17.03 $11.51 $23,950
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 150 2.94 37.43 $11.36 $23,620


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