Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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 utilize 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.

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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)
8,760 5.0 % $11.79 $24,520 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.66 $9.43 $11.11 $13.66 $16.91
Annual Wage (2) $15,930 $19,620 $23,110 $28,420 $35,170

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Local government (OES designation) 2,600 $11.62 $24,170 1 4
Gambling industries 2,570 $11.83 $24,610 2 3
Traveler accommodation 1,190 $14.81 $30,810 3 2
Investigation and security services 890 $10.20 $21,220 4 6
Spectator sports 420 $11.54 $24,010 5 5

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
State government (OES designation) 70 $21.64 $45,010 6 1
Traveler accommodation 1,190 $14.81 $30,810 3 2
Gambling industries 2,570 $11.83 $24,610 2 3
Local government (OES designation) 2,600 $11.62 $24,170 1 4
Spectator sports 420 $11.54 $24,010 5 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 700 $15.02 $31,250 0.066% 356
Mississippi 460 $13.26 $27,570 0.042% 321
South Dakota 150 $9.40 $19,550 0.041% 418
Louisiana 680 $10.61 $22,070 0.037% 500
Illinois 1,610 $10.28 $21,380 0.028% 611

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 90 $18.27 $38,000 0.005% 317
Nevada 700 $15.02 $31,250 0.066% 356
New Jersey 210 $14.75 $30,680 0.005% 468
Indiana 200 $14.17 $29,480 0.007% 406
New York 50 $13.98 $29,080 0.001% 491

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA 440 $9.68 $20,130 0.268%
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 190 $11.99 $24,940 0.129%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 200 $14.99 $31,180 0.109%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 510 $15.63 $32,500 0.065%
Reno, NV MSA 120 $13.71 $28,520 0.061%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New London-Norwich, CT-RI MSA 70 $16.10 $33,480 0.049%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 510 $15.63 $32,500 0.065%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 200 $14.99 $31,180 0.109%
Reno, NV MSA 120 $13.71 $28,520 0.061%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 120 $13.40 $27,880 0.013%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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