Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2006

41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers

Exchange coins and tokens for patrons' money. May issue payoffs and obtain customer's signature on receipt when winnings exceed the amount held in the slot machine. May operate a booth in the slot machine area and furnish change persons with money bank at the start of the shift, or count and audit money in drawers.

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)
26,700 3.0 % $10.32 $21,470 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.98 $8.16 $9.94 $12.22 $14.50
Annual Wage (2) $14,510 $16,970 $20,680 $25,420 $30,150

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Gambling Industries 8,840 $9.86 $20,510
Traveler Accommodation 7,350 $11.63 $24,200
Local Government (OES designation) 7,300 $9.78 $20,330
Spectator Sports 1,930 $10.25 $21,320
Amusement Parks and Arcades 320 $8.07 $16,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Traveler Accommodation 7,350 $11.63 $24,200
Civic and Social Organizations 200 $10.55 $21,940
Spectator Sports 1,930 $10.25 $21,320
Gambling Industries 8,840 $9.86 $20,510
Local Government (OES designation) 7,300 $9.78 $20,330

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Nevada 5,930 $10.83 $22,520 0.471%
Montana 710 $7.74 $16,090 0.166%
West Virginia 1,080 $7.43 $15,440 0.152%
South Dakota 360 $8.56 $17,810 0.094%
Mississippi 880 $10.48 $21,800 0.079%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Michigan 1,130 $12.88 $26,790 0.026%
Colorado 760 $12.85 $26,720 0.034%
New Jersey (8) $12.02 $24,990 (8)
Missouri 910 $11.39 $23,690 0.034%
Illinois 650 $10.93 $22,740 0.011%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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-Paradise, NV 4,770 $11.47 $23,850 0.526%
Carson City, NV 160 $7.06 $14,690 0.500%
Dover, DE 210 $9.24 $19,220 0.363%
Reno-Sparks, NV 660 $8.52 $17,720 0.300%
Missoula, MT 110 $9.06 $18,850 0.196%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Denver-Aurora, CO 480 $13.55 $28,180 0.040%
Kansas City, MO-KS 390 $12.00 $24,970 0.040%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 300 $11.74 $24,410 0.008%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 290 $11.72 $24,380 0.066%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 4,770 $11.47 $23,850 0.526%

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2006 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: December 6, 2007

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