Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
12,800 4.4 % $11.65 $24,240 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.91 $8.68 $10.25 $13.79 $18.08
Annual Wage (2) $16,440 $18,060 $21,320 $28,680 $37,610


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 3,360 2.64 $13.81 $28,710
Gambling Industries 3,180 2.43 $10.97 $22,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,050 0.04 $11.48 $23,870
Civic and Social Organizations 1,770 0.45 $10.19 $21,190
Traveler Accommodation 1,250 0.07 $11.10 $23,090

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 3,360 2.64 $13.81 $28,710
Gambling Industries 3,180 2.43 $10.97 $22,810
Civic and Social Organizations 1,770 0.45 $10.19 $21,190
Social Advocacy Organizations 150 0.08 $8.88 $18,460
Traveler Accommodation 1,250 0.07 $11.10 $23,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) $18.08 $37,610
Spectator Sports 3,360 2.64 $13.81 $28,710
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services (8) (8) $12.96 $26,960
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $11.89 $24,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,050 0.04 $11.48 $23,870


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 2,270 0.22 2.21 $11.03 $22,940
Nevada 1,500 1.35 13.54 $10.66 $22,180
Minnesota 1,240 0.48 4.79 $9.75 $20,290
Florida 910 0.13 1.27 $14.00 $29,130
California 870 0.06 0.62 $14.31 $29,760




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 1,500 1.35 13.54 $10.66 $22,180
North Dakota 270 0.73 7.28 $10.62 $22,100
South Dakota 210 0.54 5.45 $11.51 $23,950
Minnesota 1,240 0.48 4.79 $9.75 $20,290
Alaska 150 0.48 4.83 $11.19 $23,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 140 0.35 3.55 $17.96 $37,350
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $14.81 $30,810
Indiana 140 0.05 0.49 $14.55 $30,260
Alabama 70 0.04 0.39 $14.35 $29,860
California 870 0.06 0.62 $14.31 $29,760





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 1,070 1.32 13.24 $11.10 $23,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.32 3.24 $9.47 $19,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 540 0.21 2.13 $9.94 $20,680
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 420 0.43 4.29 $14.75 $30,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 400 0.20 1.96 $11.61 $24,150
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 280 0.33 3.28 $9.33 $19,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.71 $17.30 $35,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.23 2.33 $12.08 $25,130
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 220 0.32 3.24 (8) (8)
Reno-Sparks, NV 220 1.16 11.58 $9.61 $19,980




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)
Bismarck, ND 120 1.87 18.71 $8.59 $17,870
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,070 1.32 13.24 $11.10 $23,080
Reno-Sparks, NV 220 1.16 11.58 $9.61 $19,980
Odessa, TX 60 0.93 9.32 $8.76 $18,220
St. Cloud, MN 70 0.79 7.94 $9.58 $19,920
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 90 0.79 7.92 $8.70 $18,100
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 420 0.43 4.29 $14.75 $30,680
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 280 0.33 3.28 $9.33 $19,400
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 40 0.33 3.35 $9.06 $18,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.32 3.24 $9.47 $19,700




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 270 0.07 0.71 $17.30 $35,980
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.92 $35,200
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 420 0.43 4.29 $14.75 $30,680
Amarillo, TX (8) (8) (8) $12.91 $26,850
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.29 $25,550
Fargo, ND-MN 30 0.27 2.67 $12.11 $25,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.23 2.33 $12.08 $25,130
El Paso, TX (8) (8) (8) $11.96 $24,870
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 150 0.13 1.34 $11.92 $24,790
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.06 0.62 $11.74 $24,420

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 360 2.05 20.52 $10.65 $22,140
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.98 9.84 $12.03 $25,010
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 5.53 $8.47 $17,620
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.32 13.20 $11.74 $24,420
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 2.35 $10.30 $21,420

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 360 2.05 20.52 $10.65 $22,140
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.32 13.25 $10.63 $22,110
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.32 13.20 $11.74 $24,420
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.98 9.84 $12.03 $25,010
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.64 6.40 $9.68 $20,120

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.42 $27,910
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.98 9.84 $12.03 $25,010
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.32 13.20 $11.74 $24,420
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 360 2.05 20.52 $10.65 $22,140
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.32 13.25 $10.63 $22,110


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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