Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners

Assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. Scan winning tickets presented by patrons, calculate amount of winnings and pay patrons. May operate keno and bingo equipment. May start gaming equipment that randomly selects numbers. May announce number selected until total numbers specified for each game are selected. May pick up tickets from players, collect bets, receive, verify and record patrons' cash wagers.

National estimates for this occupation
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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)
15,820 5.9 % $10.04 $20,880 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.56 $7.50 $9.05 $11.26 $16.02
Annual Wage (2) $13,640 $15,610 $18,830 $23,430 $33,320

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 4,070 $8.74 $18,170 1 6
Local government (OES designation) 3,920 $11.99 $24,940 2 1
Traveler accommodation 2,170 $9.46 $19,690 3 5
Spectator sports 1,980 $11.31 $23,530 4 2
Civic and social organizations 1,280 $9.89 $20,580 5 3

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Local government (OES designation) 3,920 $11.99 $24,940 2 1
Spectator sports 1,980 $11.31 $23,530 4 2
Civic and social organizations 1,280 $9.89 $20,580 5 3
Other amusement and recreation industries (6) $9.74 $20,250 (6) 4
Traveler accommodation 2,170 $9.46 $19,690 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 2,920 $9.43 $19,610 0.274% 586
Alaska 420 $13.55 $28,190 0.144% 397
Montana 410 $8.02 $16,670 0.104% 542
Mississippi 630 $7.67 $15,950 0.058% 632
Nebraska 470 $8.06 $16,760 0.054% 596

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 420 $13.55 $28,190 0.144% 397
Arizona 480 $11.37 $23,650 0.021% 514
Ohio 300 $10.27 $21,360 0.006% 657
Texas 1,190 $10.07 $20,950 0.013% 648
New Jersey 130 $9.84 $20,470 0.003% 663

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
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 2,300 $9.69 $20,150 0.287%
Reno, NV MSA 410 $8.52 $17,720 0.209%
Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA 70 $7.58 $15,770 0.147%
Wichita Falls, TX MSA 60 $14.86 $30,910 0.108%
Bellingham, WA MSA 60 $8.97 $18,660 0.088%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Wichita Falls, TX MSA 60 $14.86 $30,910 0.108%
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 240 $10.38 $21,590 0.031%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 80 $10.35 $21,540 0.007%
Dallas, TX PMSA 380 $10.16 $21,140 0.020%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA (6) $10.05 $20,900 (6)

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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) 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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