Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
11,150 7.9 % $13.29 $27,640 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.14 $10.39 $11.74 $14.95 $20.56
Annual Wage (2) $19,020 $21,610 $24,430 $31,100 $42,770


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 5,350 2.27 $12.72 $26,460
Spectator Sports 2,540 1.76 $15.44 $32,120
Traveler Accommodation 1,370 0.07 $12.38 $25,750
Civic and Social Organizations 740 0.19 $11.27 $23,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $15.72 $32,690

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 5,350 2.27 $12.72 $26,460
Spectator Sports 2,540 1.76 $15.44 $32,120
Civic and Social Organizations 740 0.19 $11.27 $23,440
Traveler Accommodation 1,370 0.07 $12.38 $25,750
Social Advocacy Organizations 120 0.05 $10.56 $21,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.04 $19.94 $41,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $15.72 $32,690
Spectator Sports 2,540 1.76 $15.44 $32,120
Gambling Industries 5,350 2.27 $12.72 $26,460
Traveler Accommodation 1,370 0.07 $12.38 $25,750


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 1,980 0.12 1.51 $15.25 $31,720
Nevada 1,480 1.10 14.28 $12.02 $25,000
Texas 1,090 0.09 1.17 $13.96 $29,040
Montana 680 1.47 19.11 $10.68 $22,220
New York 580 0.06 0.80 $14.33 $29,810




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 480 1.51 19.60 $15.33 $31,890
Montana 680 1.47 19.11 $10.68 $22,220
Nevada 1,480 1.10 14.28 $12.02 $25,000
South Dakota 190 0.44 5.69 $12.97 $26,980
Nebraska 280 0.29 3.72 $11.30 $23,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 60 0.14 1.79 $19.88 $41,350
Kentucky 450 0.24 3.11 $18.05 $37,540
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $16.34 $33,980
Alaska 480 1.51 19.60 $15.33 $31,890
California 1,980 0.12 1.51 $15.25 $31,720





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 1,140 1.16 14.99 $12.24 $25,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 900 0.15 1.91 $15.11 $31,440
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 360 0.04 0.49 $16.17 $33,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.14 1.82 $13.00 $27,040
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 250 0.25 3.21 $13.83 $28,760
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 220 0.09 1.12 $13.54 $28,160
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 200 0.41 5.34 $11.70 $24,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 190 0.05 0.67 $17.96 $37,350
Austin-Round Rock, TX 170 0.17 2.20 $12.89 $26,800
Reno, NV 160 0.69 8.91 $11.05 $22,990




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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,140 1.16 14.99 $12.24 $25,450
Montgomery, AL 150 0.89 11.58 $11.26 $23,430
Reno, NV 160 0.69 8.91 $11.05 $22,990
Anchorage, AK 90 0.54 6.96 $14.41 $29,970
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 200 0.41 5.34 $11.70 $24,330
Lincoln, NE 60 0.33 4.33 $10.12 $21,040
Lubbock, TX 40 0.29 3.76 $13.22 $27,500
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 250 0.25 3.21 $13.83 $28,760
Austin-Round Rock, TX 170 0.17 2.20 $12.89 $26,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 900 0.15 1.91 $15.11 $31,440




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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 190 0.05 0.67 $17.96 $37,350
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.95 $37,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 0.04 0.54 $16.55 $34,410
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 360 0.04 0.49 $16.17 $33,630
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.06 0.78 $15.96 $33,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 900 0.15 1.91 $15.11 $31,440
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 120 0.05 0.63 $14.55 $30,260
Anchorage, AK 90 0.54 6.96 $14.41 $29,970
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $13.89 $28,880
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 250 0.25 3.21 $13.83 $28,760

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 330 3.14 40.73 $15.96 $33,190
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 170 1.74 22.56 $11.54 $24,010
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 7.42 $10.95 $22,780
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.41 18.33 $11.77 $24,470
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 4.45 $9.55 $19,860

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 330 3.14 40.73 $15.96 $33,190
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 170 1.74 22.56 $11.54 $24,010
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.41 18.33 $11.77 $24,470
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 7.42 $10.95 $22,780
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 4.45 $9.55 $19,860

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 330 3.14 40.73 $15.96 $33,190
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 3.15 $12.91 $26,860
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.41 18.33 $11.77 $24,470
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 170 1.74 22.56 $11.54 $24,010
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 7.42 $10.95 $22,780


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