Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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.

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)
8,560 4.5 % $13.69 $28,470 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $9.82 $12.42 $16.24 $20.39
Annual Wage (2) $17,710 $20,430 $25,840 $33,790 $42,420

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 2,060 $12.55 $26,100
Traveler accommodation 1,230 $14.74 $30,650
Spectator sports 370 $12.82 $26,670
Other amusement and recreation industries 90 $12.50 $25,990
Amusement parks and arcades 70 $12.32 $25,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Traveler accommodation 1,230 $14.74 $30,650
Local government (OES designation) (7) $13.96 $29,030
Spectator sports 370 $12.82 $26,670
Gambling industries 2,060 $12.55 $26,100
Other amusement and recreation industries 90 $12.50 $25,990

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 650 $14.91 $31,010 0.058%
Arizona 1,050 $12.60 $26,210 0.045%
Louisiana 690 $11.42 $23,750 0.037%
Washington 930 $11.65 $24,230 0.036%
South Dakota 130 $9.10 $18,920 0.035%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Michigan 160 $15.34 $31,920 0.004%
Kansas 60 $15.01 $31,220 0.005%
Nevada 650 $14.91 $31,010 0.058%
California 620 $14.76 $30,710 0.004%
Illinois 80 $14.69 $30,550 0.001%

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
Dover, DE MSA 100 $12.53 $26,070 0.180%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 220 $14.85 $30,880 0.118%
Bellingham, WA MSA 70 $11.61 $24,150 0.098%
Olympia, WA PMSA 80 $10.55 $21,950 0.092%
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 130 $13.07 $27,190 0.086%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 170 $18.12 $37,680 0.015%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 110 $15.43 $32,090 0.012%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 470 $15.40 $32,040 0.055%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 220 $14.85 $30,880 0.118%
Reno, NV MSA 90 $14.02 $29,160 0.044%

About May 2004 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: June 02, 2005

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