Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

39-3011 Gaming Dealers

Operate table games. Stand or sit behind table and operate games of chance by dispensing the appropriate number of cards or blocks to players, or operating other gaming equipment. Distribute winnings or collect players' money or chips. May compare the house's hand against players' hands.


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)
98,310 2.9 % $10.77 $22,410 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.78 $8.29 $8.96 $11.12 $17.86
Annual Wage (2) $16,180 $17,250 $18,630 $23,120 $37,150


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)
Traveler Accommodation 36,590 2.10 $8.84 $18,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 29,650 0.54 $10.75 $22,370
Gambling Industries 26,770 20.95 $12.89 $26,800
Spectator Sports 2,770 2.12 $15.08 $31,370
Civic and Social Organizations 320 0.08 $10.24 $21,300

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 26,770 20.95 $12.89 $26,800
Spectator Sports 2,770 2.12 $15.08 $31,370
Traveler Accommodation 36,590 2.10 $8.84 $18,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 29,650 0.54 $10.75 $22,370
Civic and Social Organizations 320 0.08 $10.24 $21,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $16.95 $35,250
Spectator Sports 2,770 2.12 $15.08 $31,370
Gambling Industries 26,770 20.95 $12.89 $26,800
Local Government (OES Designation) 29,650 0.54 $10.75 $22,370
Amusement Parks and Arcades (8) (8) $10.47 $21,770


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 22,190 19.68 26.09 $8.29 $17,240
California 14,830 1.04 1.37 $10.33 $21,490
Washington 6,360 2.30 3.05 $13.53 $28,140
New Jersey 5,990 1.58 2.09 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 4,800 0.86 1.14 (8) (8)




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 22,190 19.68 26.09 $8.29 $17,240
Mississippi 4,230 3.92 5.19 $9.90 $20,590
North Dakota 1,030 2.56 3.40 $11.36 $23,620
Washington 6,360 2.30 3.05 $13.53 $28,140
Louisiana 3,470 1.86 2.46 $11.19 $23,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 340 0.03 0.04 $19.42 $40,400
Minnesota 2,750 1.04 1.38 $15.74 $32,750
Illinois 1,590 0.28 0.37 $15.12 $31,450
Washington 6,360 2.30 3.05 $13.53 $28,140
Oregon 560 0.35 0.46 $13.26 $27,580





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 19,050 23.27 30.84 $8.25 $17,170
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 5,990 44.08 58.42 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,480 3.00 3.97 $11.68 $24,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,030 0.78 1.04 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,980 2.11 2.80 $14.15 $29,420
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,370 1.88 2.50 $9.59 $19,950
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 2,360 3.39 4.49 $12.15 $25,270
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 1,940 18.94 25.10 $11.46 $23,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,940 1.12 1.48 $10.64 $22,140
Reno-Sparks, NV 1,710 9.07 12.02 $8.32 $17,310




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 5,990 44.08 58.42 (8) (8)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 19,050 23.27 30.84 $8.25 $17,170
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 1,940 18.94 25.10 $11.46 $23,830
Lake Charles, LA 1,010 11.60 15.38 $8.41 $17,490
Reno-Sparks, NV 1,710 9.07 12.02 $8.32 $17,310
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 1,080 6.15 8.15 $14.26 $29,660
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 1,180 4.44 5.88 (8) (8)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 2,360 3.39 4.49 $12.15 $25,270
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 260 3.32 4.40 $12.62 $26,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,480 3.00 3.97 $11.68 $24,300




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $17.58 $36,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.29 0.39 $17.03 $35,430
Fargo, ND-MN 180 1.40 1.86 $15.99 $33,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.47 $30,100
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 1,080 6.15 8.15 $14.26 $29,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,980 2.11 2.80 $14.15 $29,420
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 230 2.39 3.17 $14.02 $29,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 120 0.05 0.06 $13.89 $28,890
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 620 2.42 3.21 $13.57 $28,220
Oklahoma City, OK 200 0.35 0.46 $13.24 $27,550

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,250 7.67 10.17 $9.92 $20,630
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 780 13.82 18.32 $8.52 $17,730
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 500 2.76 3.66 (8) (8)
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 490 4.21 5.58 $11.93 $24,810
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 350 3.15 4.18 $9.44 $19,640

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 780 13.82 18.32 $8.52 $17,730
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,250 7.67 10.17 $9.92 $20,630
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 250 7.15 9.48 $13.15 $27,350
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 290 4.79 6.35 $10.86 $22,600
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 490 4.21 5.58 $11.93 $24,810

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 1.06 $15.39 $32,010
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 250 7.15 9.48 $13.15 $27,350
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 160 2.80 3.71 $13.01 $27,070
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 490 4.21 5.58 $11.93 $24,810
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 2.71 3.59 $11.93 $24,810


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013