Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
11,460 7.6 % $12.36 $25,710 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.57 $9.35 $10.87 $13.93 $19.00
Annual Wage (2) $17,820 $19,440 $22,600 $28,970 $39,520


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 5,770 2.24 $12.24 $25,460
Spectator Sports 1,930 1.38 $13.98 $29,070
Traveler Accommodation 1,400 0.07 $11.85 $24,640
Civic and Social Organizations 1,070 0.28 $10.72 $22,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $13.06 $27,170

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 5,770 2.24 $12.24 $25,460
Spectator Sports 1,930 1.38 $13.98 $29,070
Civic and Social Organizations 1,070 0.28 $10.72 $22,300
Traveler Accommodation 1,400 0.07 $11.85 $24,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $13.06 $27,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 1,930 1.38 $13.98 $29,070
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $13.11 $27,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $13.06 $27,170
Gambling Industries 5,770 2.24 $12.24 $25,460
Traveler Accommodation 1,400 0.07 $11.85 $24,640


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 1,490 1.17 14.36 $11.31 $23,530
California 1,040 0.07 0.80 $15.18 $31,570
Minnesota 840 0.30 3.68 $10.40 $21,640
Texas 810 0.07 0.85 $16.03 $33,340
New York 680 0.08 0.92 $13.80 $28,710




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 1,490 1.17 14.36 $11.31 $23,530
Montana 440 0.96 11.78 $9.80 $20,390
Alaska 310 0.96 11.74 $14.39 $29,940
Nebraska 560 0.58 7.10 $10.07 $20,950
North Dakota 190 0.44 5.34 $11.42 $23,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 70 0.16 1.93 $18.32 $38,100
Kentucky 180 0.10 1.17 $16.76 $34,860
Texas 810 0.07 0.85 $16.03 $33,340
Ohio 260 0.05 0.60 $15.48 $32,190
California 1,040 0.07 0.80 $15.18 $31,570





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 1,090 1.17 14.27 $11.65 $24,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 470 0.24 2.99 $10.20 $21,210
Montgomery, AL 280 1.72 21.10 $13.61 $28,320
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.23 2.87 $13.19 $27,430
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 200 0.41 5.02 $10.53 $21,910
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.21 2.53 $12.01 $24,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 130 0.05 0.66 $23.54 $48,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.10 1.17 (8) (8)
Reno, NV 120 0.57 7.04 $10.13 $21,070
Albuquerque, NM 100 0.25 3.07 $8.74 $18,190




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)
Montgomery, AL 280 1.72 21.10 $13.61 $28,320
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,090 1.17 14.27 $11.65 $24,240
Reno, NV 120 0.57 7.04 $10.13 $21,070
Lincoln, NE 100 0.54 6.66 $9.68 $20,130
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 200 0.41 5.02 $10.53 $21,910
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 30 0.36 4.45 $11.42 $23,750
Waco, TX 30 0.28 3.38 $14.83 $30,850
Albuquerque, NM 100 0.25 3.07 $8.74 $18,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 470 0.24 2.99 $10.20 $21,210
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.23 2.87 $13.19 $27,430




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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 130 0.05 0.66 $23.54 $48,960
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.09 1.11 $19.44 $40,440
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.93 $39,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $15.83 $32,920
Waco, TX 30 0.28 3.38 $14.83 $30,850
Killeen-Temple, TX (8) (8) (8) $14.53 $30,220
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 80 0.08 0.96 $14.14 $29,410
Montgomery, AL 280 1.72 21.10 $13.61 $28,320
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.23 2.87 $13.19 $27,430
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $12.35 $25,680

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 220 3.01 36.83 $15.17 $31,540
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 210 4.07 49.90 $10.86 $22,580
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.44 17.64 $11.51 $23,930
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 6.06 $13.94 $28,990
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 6.15 $8.94 $18,590

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 210 4.07 49.90 $10.86 $22,580
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 220 3.01 36.83 $15.17 $31,540
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.44 17.64 $11.51 $23,930
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 6.15 $8.94 $18,590
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 6.06 $13.94 $28,990

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 220 3.01 36.83 $15.17 $31,540
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 6.06 $13.94 $28,990
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.59 $26,190
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.44 17.64 $11.51 $23,930
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.46 $23,830


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.

(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