Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
18,810 6.7 % $13.52 $28,120 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.49 $10.52 $12.49 $15.79 $19.54
Annual Wage (2) $19,750 $21,880 $25,990 $32,840 $40,640


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 8,530 3.31 $12.36 $25,700
Traveler Accommodation 5,460 0.28 $14.66 $30,490
Spectator Sports 2,000 1.43 $14.46 $30,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 480 0.01 $12.87 $26,770
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 60 0.00 $13.25 $27,560

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 8,530 3.31 $12.36 $25,700
Spectator Sports 2,000 1.43 $14.46 $30,080
Traveler Accommodation 5,460 0.28 $14.66 $30,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 480 0.01 $12.87 $26,770
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 60 0.00 $13.25 $27,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 5,460 0.28 $14.66 $30,490
Spectator Sports 2,000 1.43 $14.46 $30,080
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 60 (7) $13.25 $27,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 480 0.01 $12.87 $26,770
Gambling Industries 8,530 3.31 $12.36 $25,700


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 5,950 0.37 2.78 $14.20 $29,540
Nevada 2,680 2.11 15.73 $15.29 $31,800
Oklahoma 1,540 0.97 7.22 $11.80 $24,530
Louisiana 670 0.35 2.59 $10.77 $22,390
Washington 610 0.20 1.48 $12.77 $26,570




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 2.11 15.73 $15.29 $31,800
Oklahoma 1,540 0.97 7.22 $11.80 $24,530
Mississippi 570 0.51 3.80 $12.24 $25,470
South Dakota 190 0.46 3.46 $11.77 $24,480
California 5,950 0.37 2.78 $14.20 $29,540




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 60 0.02 0.11 $17.45 $36,290
Nevada 2,680 2.11 15.73 $15.29 $31,800
West Virginia 170 0.25 1.86 $14.20 $29,540
California 5,950 0.37 2.78 $14.20 $29,540
Colorado 270 0.11 0.80 $14.08 $29,280





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 2,160 2.31 17.26 $16.18 $33,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.32 2.41 $14.89 $30,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 750 0.55 4.10 $12.79 $26,600
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 600 0.43 3.20 $16.59 $34,510
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 450 0.49 3.67 $12.88 $26,800
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 270 1.80 13.45 $12.37 $25,730
Lake Charles, LA 250 2.44 18.19 $11.19 $23,270
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 0.42 $12.33 $25,640
Reno, NV 190 0.89 6.67 $11.57 $24,060
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 190 0.30 2.26 $12.78 $26,580




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)
Lake Charles, LA 250 2.44 18.19 $11.19 $23,270
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,160 2.31 17.26 $16.18 $33,660
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 270 1.80 13.45 $12.37 $25,730
Carson City, NV 50 1.76 13.17 $12.83 $26,680
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 160 0.91 6.77 $10.91 $22,700
Reno, NV 190 0.89 6.67 $11.57 $24,060
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 60 0.71 5.31 $8.44 $17,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 750 0.55 4.10 $12.79 $26,600
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 450 0.49 3.67 $12.88 $26,800
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.48 3.60 $17.45 $36,290




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.48 3.60 $17.45 $36,290
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 600 0.43 3.20 $16.59 $34,510
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,160 2.31 17.26 $16.18 $33,660
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.17 $31,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.32 2.41 $14.89 $30,970
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 170 0.12 0.88 $14.80 $30,790
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.57 $14.39 $29,940
Albuquerque, NM 90 0.23 1.71 $13.93 $28,970
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 150 0.14 1.04 $13.67 $28,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $13.63 $28,350

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 540 3.22 24.04 $12.60 $26,210
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 410 3.50 26.11 $11.52 $23,950
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 150 3.00 22.37 $11.42 $23,750
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 1.24 9.23 $11.74 $24,420
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 1.10 8.24 $10.49 $21,820

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 3.50 26.11 $11.52 $23,950
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 540 3.22 24.04 $12.60 $26,210
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 150 3.00 22.37 $11.42 $23,750
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 120 2.93 21.89 $11.11 $23,100
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 2.17 16.20 $11.61 $24,140

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 90 1.35 10.10 $14.52 $30,190
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.14 8.50 $12.92 $26,860
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 540 3.22 24.04 $12.60 $26,210
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.37 $11.85 $24,640
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 1.24 9.23 $11.74 $24,420


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017