Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
6,620 3.2 % $15.87 $33,020 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.85 $11.80 $14.75 $19.09 $23.87
Annual Wage (2) $20,480 $24,540 $30,680 $39,720 $49,660


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,480 0.04 $15.61 $32,480
Gambling Industries 1,970 1.52 $14.74 $30,660
Traveler Accommodation 1,500 0.09 $17.06 $35,490
State Government (OES Designation) 260 0.01 $23.75 $49,400
Spectator Sports 240 0.18 $14.00 $29,110

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 1,970 1.52 $14.74 $30,660
Spectator Sports 240 0.18 $14.00 $29,110
Traveler Accommodation 1,500 0.09 $17.06 $35,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,480 0.04 $15.61 $32,480
State Government (OES Designation) 260 0.01 $23.75 $49,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 260 0.01 $23.75 $49,400
Traveler Accommodation 1,500 0.09 $17.06 $35,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,480 0.04 $15.61 $32,480
Gambling Industries 1,970 1.52 $14.74 $30,660
Spectator Sports 240 0.18 $14.00 $29,110


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)
Nevada 750 0.68 12.95 $17.27 $35,920
Washington 480 0.18 3.44 $14.02 $29,160
California 480 0.03 0.65 $19.90 $41,390
Mississippi 420 0.39 7.47 $16.80 $34,940
Indiana 390 0.14 2.76 $20.47 $42,580




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 750 0.68 12.95 $17.27 $35,920
Mississippi 420 0.39 7.47 $16.80 $34,940
South Dakota 120 0.31 5.89 $11.92 $24,800
New Mexico 190 0.24 4.66 $14.77 $30,730
Oklahoma 340 0.23 4.43 $12.83 $26,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $21.04 $43,760
Indiana 390 0.14 2.76 $20.47 $42,580
California 480 0.03 0.65 $19.90 $41,390
Illinois 290 0.05 1.00 $18.09 $37,640
Nevada 750 0.68 12.95 $17.27 $35,920

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-Paradise, NV 560 0.69 13.30 $18.02 $37,480
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 270 1.98 37.98 $16.98 $35,310
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.15 2.92 $14.00 $29,130
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 150 1.46 27.96 $16.67 $34,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 1.92 $13.52 $28,130
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.10 1.98 $18.77 $39,050
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.69 $19.96 $41,510
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.21 3.97 $18.25 $37,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.06 1.11 $17.63 $36,670
Reno-Sparks, NV 90 0.47 8.98 $15.49 $32,220




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 270 1.98 37.98 $16.98 $35,310
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 150 1.46 27.96 $16.67 $34,680
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 560 0.69 13.30 $18.02 $37,480
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 40 0.52 10.04 $13.85 $28,810
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.49 9.46 $14.15 $29,420
Reno-Sparks, NV 90 0.47 8.98 $15.49 $32,220
Olympia, WA 30 0.33 6.41 $20.35 $42,320
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.21 3.97 $18.25 $37,950
Colorado Springs, CO 50 0.20 3.90 $14.00 $29,120
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.15 2.92 $14.00 $29,130




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)
Olympia, WA 30 0.33 6.41 $20.35 $42,320
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.69 $19.96 $41,510
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.10 1.98 $18.77 $39,050
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.21 3.97 $18.25 $37,950
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 1.06 $18.13 $37,710
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 560 0.69 13.30 $18.02 $37,480
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $17.97 $37,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.06 1.11 $17.63 $36,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.23 $17.41 $36,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.38 $17.15 $35,660

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)
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 15.91 $11.54 $23,990
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.91 36.69 $11.99 $24,940
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 12.30 $14.96 $31,120
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 18.19 $13.62 $28,320
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 15.43 $14.59 $30,350

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)
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.91 36.69 $11.99 $24,940
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 1.13 21.59 (8) (8)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.05 20.07 $14.14 $29,400
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 18.19 $13.62 $28,320
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 15.91 $11.54 $23,990

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 / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 6.31 $23.61 $49,120
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 12.30 $14.96 $31,120
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.71 $30,590
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 15.43 $14.59 $30,350
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.59 $30,350


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011