Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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 use 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
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)
7,580 3.3 % $15.97 $33,210 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.13 $11.98 $14.62 $19.15 $23.36
Annual Wage (2) $21,070 $24,920 $30,410 $39,830 $48,590


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,900 0.05 $16.03 $33,350
Gambling Industries 2,510 1.91 $14.84 $30,870
Traveler Accommodation 1,510 0.09 $17.03 $35,430
State Government (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $24.11 $50,140
Spectator Sports 240 0.19 $13.73 $28,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gambling Industries 2,510 1.91 $14.84 $30,870
Spectator Sports 240 0.19 $13.73 $28,550
Traveler Accommodation 1,510 0.09 $17.03 $35,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,900 0.05 $16.03 $33,350
State Government (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $24.11 $50,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $24.11 $50,140
Traveler Accommodation 1,510 0.09 $17.03 $35,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,900 0.05 $16.03 $33,350
Gambling Industries 2,510 1.91 $14.84 $30,870
Spectator Sports 240 0.19 $13.73 $28,550


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)
Pennsylvania 810 0.15 2.48 $14.78 $30,750
Nevada 770 0.70 11.78 $17.36 $36,110
California 600 0.04 0.73 $19.41 $40,380
Washington 480 0.18 2.98 $17.02 $35,400
Mississippi 430 0.40 6.85 $16.57 $34,470




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 770 0.70 11.78 $17.36 $36,110
Mississippi 430 0.40 6.85 $16.57 $34,470
South Dakota 100 0.25 4.29 $12.66 $26,320
Oklahoma 380 0.25 4.30 $13.00 $27,050
New Mexico 160 0.21 3.54 $14.46 $30,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $22.16 $46,080
Indiana 350 0.13 2.16 $20.81 $43,290
Illinois 200 0.04 0.62 $20.00 $41,610
California 600 0.04 0.73 $19.41 $40,380
New Jersey 220 0.06 1.00 $17.48 $36,360





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)
Pittsburgh, PA 580 0.52 8.86 $13.27 $27,590
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 550 0.68 11.46 $18.29 $38,040
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.17 2.92 $13.96 $29,040
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.63 27.66 $17.51 $36,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.18 2.98 $21.05 $43,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 2.07 $19.76 $41,100
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 160 1.62 27.43 $17.22 $35,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 140 0.04 0.64 $20.66 $42,980
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 3.45 $16.79 $34,920
Reno-Sparks, NV 110 0.59 9.98 $15.38 $31,990




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.63 27.66 $17.51 $36,430
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 160 1.62 27.43 $17.22 $35,820
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 550 0.68 11.46 $18.29 $38,040
Reno-Sparks, NV 110 0.59 9.98 $15.38 $31,990
Pittsburgh, PA 580 0.52 8.86 $13.27 $27,590
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 0.50 8.40 $14.32 $29,790
Olympia, WA 30 0.37 6.25 $20.04 $41,690
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 90 0.36 6.07 $18.84 $39,200
Colorado Springs, CO 50 0.21 3.55 $14.32 $29,790
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 3.45 $16.79 $34,920




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)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 90 0.07 1.20 $21.19 $44,070
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.18 2.98 $21.05 $43,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 140 0.04 0.64 $20.66 $42,980
Olympia, WA 30 0.37 6.25 $20.04 $41,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 2.07 $19.76 $41,100
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.44 $19.49 $40,540
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.14 2.44 $18.89 $39,290
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 90 0.36 6.07 $18.84 $39,200
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $18.78 $39,070
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.91 $18.32 $38,100

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 11.31 $14.57 $30,300
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.92 15.54 $11.79 $24,520
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.93 15.78 $13.38 $27,840
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 12.35 $14.50 $30,150
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 1.81 30.62 $12.63 $26,260

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)
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 1.81 30.62 $12.63 $26,260
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.56 26.41 $16.72 $34,780
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 0.97 16.46 $13.41 $27,890
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.93 15.78 $13.38 $27,840
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.92 15.54 $11.79 $24,520

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 4.16 $20.09 $41,780
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.56 26.41 $16.72 $34,780
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 9.55 $16.37 $34,050
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 11.31 $14.57 $30,300
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.55 $30,250


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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