Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers

In a gaming establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. May reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books. Accept patron's credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons. May convert gaming chips, tokens, or tickets to currency upon patron's request. May use a cash register or computer to record transaction.


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)
17,030 8.2 % $13.57 $28,210 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.77 $10.84 $12.65 $15.73 $18.98
Annual Wage (2) $20,330 $22,550 $26,320 $32,730 $39,480


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 7,780 3.11 $12.67 $26,350
Traveler Accommodation 5,550 0.28 $14.85 $30,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 470 0.01 $13.63 $28,350
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40 0.00 $14.47 $30,100

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 7,780 3.11 $12.67 $26,350
Traveler Accommodation 5,550 0.28 $14.85 $30,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 470 0.01 $13.63 $28,350
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40 0.00 $14.47 $30,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 5,550 0.28 $14.85 $30,880
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40 (7) $14.47 $30,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 470 0.01 $13.63 $28,350
Spectator Sports (8) (8) $13.10 $27,240
Gambling Industries 7,780 3.11 $12.67 $26,350


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 4,430 0.27 2.22 $13.68 $28,460
Nevada 2,680 2.04 17.11 $15.32 $31,860
Oklahoma 1,440 0.92 7.69 $12.08 $25,130
Washington 850 0.27 2.24 $13.47 $28,010
Louisiana 660 0.34 2.88 $11.13 $23,150




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)
Nevada 2,680 2.04 17.11 $15.32 $31,860
Oklahoma 1,440 0.92 7.69 $12.08 $25,130
Mississippi 600 0.53 4.47 $13.56 $28,210
South Dakota 190 0.45 3.79 $12.05 $25,070
Louisiana 660 0.34 2.88 $11.13 $23,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $16.50 $34,330
North Dakota 60 0.14 1.19 $15.66 $32,570
Nevada 2,680 2.04 17.11 $15.32 $31,860
Alaska 30 0.10 0.88 $15.21 $31,640
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $14.91 $31,020



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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 2,110 2.19 18.32 $16.29 $33,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.24 2.03 $13.64 $28,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.30 2.51 $13.71 $28,520
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 360 0.25 2.09 $14.91 $31,020
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 310 2.06 17.24 $13.94 $28,990
Reno, NV 250 1.11 9.32 $11.48 $23,880
Lake Charles, LA 240 2.18 18.23 $11.48 $23,880
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 200 0.33 2.74 $13.54 $28,160
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.27 2.23 $14.83 $30,850
Oklahoma City, OK 170 0.29 2.39 $13.44 $27,950


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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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,110 2.19 18.32 $16.29 $33,880
Lake Charles, LA 240 2.18 18.23 $11.48 $23,880
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 310 2.06 17.24 $13.94 $28,990
Carson City, NV 50 1.72 14.42 $13.11 $27,260
Reno, NV 250 1.11 9.32 $11.48 $23,880
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 170 0.96 8.01 $10.74 $22,330
Yuma, AZ 30 0.54 4.52 $11.61 $24,160
Fort Smith, AR-OK 50 0.49 4.07 $11.97 $24,890
Colorado Springs, CO 100 0.36 3.05 $12.75 $26,520
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 200 0.33 2.74 $13.54 $28,160


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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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,110 2.19 18.32 $16.29 $33,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 360 0.25 2.09 $14.91 $31,020
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.27 2.23 $14.83 $30,850
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 140 0.09 0.79 $14.75 $30,670
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 310 2.06 17.24 $13.94 $28,990
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 130 0.12 1.03 $13.93 $28,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.79 $28,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.79 $28,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 0.30 2.51 $13.71 $28,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.24 2.03 $13.64 $28,370

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 410 2.45 20.52 $12.83 $26,690
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 410 3.57 29.92 $11.62 $24,160
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 170 3.26 27.26 $11.77 $24,480
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 1.48 12.35 $10.47 $21,780
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 2.20 18.40 $12.06 $25,080

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 3.57 29.92 $11.62 $24,160
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 170 3.26 27.26 $11.77 $24,480
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 110 2.54 21.24 $11.64 $24,220
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 410 2.45 20.52 $12.83 $26,690
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 2.20 18.40 $12.06 $25,080

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)
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.57 $28,220
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 5.46 $13.41 $27,890
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.03 8.59 $13.08 $27,210
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 410 2.45 20.52 $12.83 $26,690
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 4.87 $12.70 $26,410


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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