Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
18,640 4.0 % $10.97 $22,830 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.94 $9.24 $10.65 $12.68 $14.61
Annual Wage (2) $16,520 $19,210 $22,150 $26,370 $30,380

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Gambling industries 7,420 $10.81 $22,490
Traveler accommodation 4,960 $11.70 $24,340
Local government (OES designation) 4,920 $10.61 $22,080
Spectator sports 690 $11.14 $23,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Traveler accommodation 4,960 $11.70 $24,340
Spectator sports 690 $11.14 $23,170
Gambling industries 7,420 $10.81 $22,490
Local government (OES designation) 4,920 $10.61 $22,080
Amusement parks and arcades (7) $10.42 $21,680

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
Nevada 3,790 $11.65 $24,230 0.349%
Mississippi 1,150 $10.53 $21,900 0.106%
Louisiana 1,080 $9.54 $19,850 0.058%
Arizona 1,100 $10.64 $22,120 0.048%
South Dakota 170 $8.34 $17,340 0.047%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Michigan 700 $12.60 $26,210 0.016%
Colorado 340 $12.01 $24,980 0.016%
New Jersey 770 $11.68 $24,290 0.020%
Nevada 3,790 $11.65 $24,230 0.349%
Illinois 1,750 $11.48 $23,880 0.031%

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 760 $11.70 $24,330 0.411%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 2,810 $12.40 $25,790 0.344%
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 460 $10.04 $20,880 0.311%
Reno, NV MSA 540 $9.61 $20,000 0.272%
Gary, IN PMSA 480 $10.49 $21,810 0.194%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA (7) $12.98 $26,990 (7)
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 2,810 $12.40 $25,790 0.344%
Chicago, IL PMSA 1,340 $11.75 $24,430 0.034%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 760 $11.70 $24,330 0.411%
San Diego, CA MSA 400 $11.32 $23,550 0.032%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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