Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
12,710 4.5 % $11.92 $24,790 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.02 $8.83 $10.49 $13.87 $18.12
Annual Wage (2) $16,680 $18,370 $21,810 $28,850 $37,700


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)
Spectator Sports 3,800 2.91 $13.46 $28,000
Gambling Industries 3,110 2.43 $11.79 $24,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,980 0.04 $11.88 $24,720
Civic and Social Organizations 1,740 0.45 $10.26 $21,340
Traveler Accommodation 1,200 0.07 $11.04 $22,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 3,800 2.91 $13.46 $28,000
Gambling Industries 3,110 2.43 $11.79 $24,520
Civic and Social Organizations 1,740 0.45 $10.26 $21,340
Religious Organizations 210 0.11 $8.82 $18,350
Traveler Accommodation 1,200 0.07 $11.04 $22,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 3,800 2.91 $13.46 $28,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,980 0.04 $11.88 $24,720
Gambling Industries 3,110 2.43 $11.79 $24,520
Traveler Accommodation 1,200 0.07 $11.04 $22,970
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $10.56 $21,960


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)
Texas 2,230 0.21 2.17 $12.31 $25,600
Nevada 1,340 1.19 12.19 $10.74 $22,340
Florida 1,000 0.14 1.42 $12.64 $26,290
Minnesota 990 0.38 3.85 $9.56 $19,870
California 890 0.06 0.64 $13.93 $28,970




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 1,340 1.19 12.19 $10.74 $22,340
Alaska 220 0.69 7.03 $11.18 $23,260
North Dakota 250 0.62 6.40 $9.80 $20,380
South Dakota 210 0.53 5.47 $11.43 $23,770
Minnesota 990 0.38 3.85 $9.56 $19,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 180 0.10 1.00 $16.87 $35,090
Washington 770 0.28 2.85 $14.91 $31,010
California 890 0.06 0.64 $13.93 $28,970
Delaware 100 0.24 2.44 $13.70 $28,500
New York 480 0.06 0.58 $13.69 $28,470





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 980 1.20 12.29 $11.16 $23,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 440 0.17 1.72 $9.39 $19,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 370 0.21 2.19 $9.54 $19,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.17 1.71 $10.89 $22,650
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 330 0.38 3.91 $13.76 $28,630
Reno-Sparks, NV 260 1.39 14.24 $9.44 $19,630
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 250 0.35 3.57 $15.33 $31,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.57 $17.88 $37,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 210 0.12 1.26 $10.90 $22,660
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 1.98 $15.01 $31,220




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)
Bismarck, ND 130 1.96 20.05 $8.83 $18,380
Reno-Sparks, NV 260 1.39 14.24 $9.44 $19,630
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 980 1.20 12.29 $11.16 $23,210
Montgomery, AL 160 1.01 10.31 (8) (8)
St. Cloud, MN 90 0.90 9.28 $10.04 $20,880
Odessa, TX 60 0.84 8.60 $8.88 $18,470
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 90 0.71 7.24 (8) (8)
Lubbock, TX 80 0.64 6.51 $12.64 $26,290
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 330 0.38 3.91 $13.76 $28,630
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 110 0.38 3.92 $8.61 $17,920




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.34 $38,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.57 $17.88 $37,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.12 1.25 $15.87 $33,010
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.57 $32,380
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 250 0.35 3.57 $15.33 $31,890
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 1.98 $15.01 $31,220
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 330 0.38 3.91 $13.76 $28,630
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.13 1.35 $13.21 $27,480
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 100 0.18 1.89 $13.03 $27,110
Lubbock, TX 80 0.64 6.51 $12.64 $26,290

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 320 1.76 18.02 $9.73 $20,230
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 2.18 22.39 $11.35 $23,610
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 2.50 25.58 $11.21 $23,320
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 4.83 $9.10 $18,930
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 6.14 $11.75 $24,450

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 90 2.50 25.58 $11.21 $23,320
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 2.18 22.39 $11.35 $23,610
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 320 1.76 18.02 $9.73 $20,230
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.22 12.47 $11.74 $24,430
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.11 11.35 $9.50 $19,750

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 6.14 $11.75 $24,450
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.22 12.47 $11.74 $24,430
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.46 $23,840
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 2.18 22.39 $11.35 $23,610
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 2.50 25.58 $11.21 $23,320


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