Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
12,370 6.4 % $12.58 $26,170 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.05 $10.91 $14.73 $20.50
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $18,820 $22,700 $30,650 $42,640


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 5,230 2.04 $12.15 $25,260
Spectator Sports 3,100 2.24 $15.31 $31,850
Civic and Social Organizations 1,700 0.44 $10.46 $21,750
Traveler Accommodation 1,270 0.07 $11.90 $24,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $12.29 $25,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 3,100 2.24 $15.31 $31,850
Gambling Industries 5,230 2.04 $12.15 $25,260
Civic and Social Organizations 1,700 0.44 $10.46 $21,750
Traveler Accommodation 1,270 0.07 $11.90 $24,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $12.29 $25,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 3,100 2.24 $15.31 $31,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $12.29 $25,560
Gambling Industries 5,230 2.04 $12.15 $25,260
Traveler Accommodation 1,270 0.07 $11.90 $24,750
Civic and Social Organizations 1,700 0.44 $10.46 $21,750


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 1,420 0.12 1.37 $12.59 $26,180
Nevada 1,380 1.12 12.46 $10.96 $22,790
California 990 0.06 0.71 $16.94 $35,240
Florida 790 0.10 1.11 $13.62 $28,340
Minnesota 790 0.28 3.17 $9.66 $20,090



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 1,380 1.12 12.46 $10.96 $22,790
Alaska 280 0.85 9.49 $13.31 $27,670
Nebraska 620 0.65 7.21 $9.40 $19,550
North Dakota 270 0.60 6.65 $9.50 $19,770
Montana 210 0.46 5.18 $9.87 $20,530



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 60 0.14 1.55 $19.23 $40,000
Kentucky 160 0.09 0.99 $17.16 $35,700
California 990 0.06 0.71 $16.94 $35,240
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $16.06 $33,410
Ohio 260 0.05 0.55 $15.21 $31,630




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 950 1.05 11.68 $11.78 $24,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 430 0.23 2.56 $12.68 $26,370
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 400 0.31 3.50 $15.10 $31,410
Montgomery, AL 320 1.99 22.18 $12.96 $26,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 1.88 $9.14 $19,010
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 260 0.56 6.20 $9.66 $20,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.16 1.78 (8) (8)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.24 2.72 $11.58 $24,080
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.29 3.27 $15.35 $31,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.10 1.10 (8) (8)



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)
Grand Forks, ND-MN 120 2.37 26.44 $8.61 $17,900
Montgomery, AL 320 1.99 22.18 $12.96 $26,950
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 950 1.05 11.68 $11.78 $24,500
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.71 7.87 $8.80 $18,310
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 260 0.56 6.20 $9.66 $20,100
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 400 0.31 3.50 $15.10 $31,410
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.30 3.37 $15.32 $31,870
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.29 3.27 $15.35 $31,920
Killeen-Temple, TX 30 0.26 2.93 $15.07 $31,340
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.24 2.72 $11.58 $24,080



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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.92 $22.57 $46,940
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 0.42 $17.73 $36,870
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $16.23 $33,760
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.29 3.27 $15.35 $31,920
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.30 3.37 $15.32 $31,870
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 400 0.31 3.50 $15.10 $31,410
Killeen-Temple, TX 30 0.26 2.93 $15.07 $31,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.55 $30,260
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 100 0.10 1.16 $13.66 $28,410
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 80 0.07 0.82 $13.59 $28,270

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 200 1.09 12.19 $10.70 $22,250
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 190 2.45 27.29 $13.98 $29,070
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 7.56 $9.75 $20,280
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.37 15.28 $11.38 $23,680
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 6.02 $13.61 $28,310

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 190 2.45 27.29 $13.98 $29,070
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.37 15.28 $11.38 $23,680
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.37 15.24 $10.15 $21,100
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 200 1.09 12.19 $10.70 $22,250
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 7.56 $9.75 $20,280

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.55 $34,420
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 190 2.45 27.29 $13.98 $29,070
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 6.02 $13.61 $28,310
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.36 $27,800
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.95 $24,850


About May 2015 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016