Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners

Post information enabling patrons to wager on various races and sporting events. Assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. May operate random number generating equipment and announce the numbers for patrons. Receive, verify, and record patrons' wagers. Scan and process winning tickets presented by patrons and payout winnings for those wagers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
13,450 4.3 % $11.57 $24,060 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.65 $8.43 $10.02 $13.81 $18.30
Annual Wage (2) $15,910 $17,540 $20,850 $28,720 $38,060


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 3,340 2.55 $13.56 $28,200
Gambling Industries 3,050 2.35 $10.75 $22,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,510 0.05 $11.40 $23,700
Civic and Social Organizations 2,080 0.54 $10.71 $22,280
Traveler Accommodation 1,270 0.08 $10.87 $22,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 3,340 2.55 $13.56 $28,200
Gambling Industries 3,050 2.35 $10.75 $22,370
Civic and Social Organizations 2,080 0.54 $10.71 $22,280
Grantmaking and Giving Services 130 0.10 $10.66 $22,180
Traveler Accommodation 1,270 0.08 $10.87 $22,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 70 0.01 $16.69 $34,710
Spectator Sports 3,340 2.55 $13.56 $28,200
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services (8) (8) $13.23 $27,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,510 0.05 $11.40 $23,700
Traveler Accommodation 1,270 0.08 $10.87 $22,600


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,480 0.25 2.32 $11.20 $23,300
Nevada 1,340 1.20 11.33 $10.72 $22,300
California 1,270 0.09 0.85 $14.00 $29,110
Minnesota 1,170 0.46 4.32 $9.57 $19,900
Florida 990 0.14 1.32 $13.75 $28,600




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,340 1.20 11.33 $10.72 $22,300
Alaska 310 1.00 9.42 $12.72 $26,450
North Dakota 280 0.80 7.52 $10.04 $20,890
Minnesota 1,170 0.46 4.32 $9.57 $19,900
South Dakota 180 0.46 4.30 $11.11 $23,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 100 0.26 2.45 $17.70 $36,820
Alabama 180 0.10 0.93 $14.31 $29,770
California 1,270 0.09 0.85 $14.00 $29,110
Florida 990 0.14 1.32 $13.75 $28,600
Washington 600 0.22 2.12 $12.74 $26,500

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 890 1.11 10.44 $11.25 $23,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 570 0.23 2.15 $9.93 $20,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.33 3.10 $9.40 $19,550
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 550 0.57 5.41 $14.61 $30,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 1.19 $17.55 $36,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.20 1.84 $11.22 $23,340
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 0.25 2.36 $10.42 $21,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.18 1.67 $14.51 $30,180
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 210 0.47 4.47 $10.02 $20,840
Reno-Sparks, NV 200 1.05 9.90 $9.79 $20,370




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Carson City, NV 30 1.22 11.49 $8.22 $17,100
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 890 1.11 10.44 $11.25 $23,410
Reno-Sparks, NV 200 1.05 9.90 $9.79 $20,370
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.86 8.12 $8.87 $18,450
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 80 0.77 7.27 $9.54 $19,850
Anchorage, AK 100 0.59 5.54 $10.67 $22,180
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 550 0.57 5.41 $14.61 $30,390
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 210 0.47 4.47 $10.02 $20,840
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 50 0.43 4.02 $9.60 $19,960
Fargo, ND-MN 50 0.38 3.59 $10.53 $21,890




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 1.19 $17.55 $36,510
Montgomery, AL (8) (8) (8) $16.15 $33,590
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 550 0.57 5.41 $14.61 $30,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.18 1.67 $14.51 $30,180
Lubbock, TX (8) (8) (8) $13.21 $27,470
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.06 0.61 $13.14 $27,340
Amarillo, TX (8) (8) (8) $12.87 $26,770
Bellingham, WA (8) (8) (8) $12.23 $25,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.14 $25,250
El Paso, TX (8) (8) (8) $11.67 $24,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 340 1.93 18.26 $10.13 $21,070
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.57 24.31 $13.49 $28,060
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 8.34 $11.64 $24,210
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.66 15.69 $11.64 $24,210
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 2.56 $13.48 $28,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.57 24.31 $13.49 $28,060
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 340 1.93 18.26 $10.13 $21,070
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.66 15.69 $11.64 $24,210
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.20 11.29 $10.24 $21,300
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 8.34 $11.64 $24,210

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.68 $30,540
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.57 24.31 $13.49 $28,060
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 2.56 $13.48 $28,040
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 8.34 $11.64 $24,210
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.66 15.69 $11.64 $24,210


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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: May 17, 2011

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