Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers

In a gaming establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. May reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books. Accept patron's credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons. May convert gaming chips, tokens, or tickets to currency upon patron's request. May use a cash register or computer to record transaction.

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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)
18,320 3.9 % $10.77 $22,400 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.79 $8.98 $10.47 $12.50 $14.29
Annual Wage (2) $16,210 $18,670 $21,780 $26,000 $29,720

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
Gambling industries 6,160 $10.55 $21,940 1 3
Traveler accommodation 4,940 $11.59 $24,120 2 1
Local government (OES designation) 4,880 $10.46 $21,760 3 5
Spectator sports 1,350 $10.51 $21,860 4 4
Amusement parks and arcades 460 $9.25 $19,250 5 7

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Traveler accommodation 4,940 $11.59 $24,120 2 1
Travel arrangement and reservation services 130 $10.83 $22,530 6 2
Gambling industries 6,160 $10.55 $21,940 1 3
Spectator sports 1,350 $10.51 $21,860 4 4
Local government (OES designation) 4,880 $10.46 $21,760 3 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 3,720 $11.57 $24,060 0.352% 459
Mississippi 1,150 $10.36 $21,540 0.106% 471
Indiana 1,500 $10.57 $21,980 0.053% 572
South Dakota 180 $8.87 $18,440 0.049% 436
New Mexico 270 $9.10 $18,930 0.037% 492

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Colorado (6) $12.97 $26,970 (6) 465
New York (6) $12.66 $26,330 (6) 536
Nevada 3,720 $11.57 $24,060 0.352% 459
Illinois 1,380 $11.43 $23,780 0.024% 567
Ohio 50 $11.43 $23,770 0.001% 553

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
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 840 $11.40 $23,710 0.457%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 2,770 $12.38 $25,740 0.351%
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 420 $9.65 $20,070 0.285%
Reno, NV MSA 550 $9.29 $19,330 0.281%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 470 $10.22 $21,270 0.037%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 2,770 $12.38 $25,740 0.351%
Chicago, IL PMSA 1,000 $11.87 $24,680 0.025%
Fresno, CA MSA 40 $11.68 $24,290 0.012%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 840 $11.40 $23,710 0.457%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 240 $11.33 $23,560 0.022%

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(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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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