Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
9,150 3.5 % $15.40 $32,040 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.09 $11.85 $14.23 $18.14 $22.39
Annual Wage (2) $20,980 $24,660 $29,610 $37,740 $46,580


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) 4,280 0.08 $14.54 $30,250
Gambling Industries 2,480 1.94 $14.99 $31,190
Traveler Accommodation 1,660 0.10 $17.04 $35,440
State Government (OES Designation) 290 0.01 $23.52 $48,920
Spectator Sports 290 0.22 $15.07 $31,340

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 2,480 1.94 $14.99 $31,190
Spectator Sports 290 0.22 $15.07 $31,340
Traveler Accommodation 1,660 0.10 $17.04 $35,440
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,280 0.08 $14.54 $30,250
State Government (OES Designation) 290 0.01 $23.52 $48,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 290 0.01 $23.52 $48,920
Traveler Accommodation 1,660 0.10 $17.04 $35,440
Spectator Sports 290 0.22 $15.07 $31,340
Gambling Industries 2,480 1.94 $14.99 $31,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,280 0.08 $14.54 $30,250


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)
Oklahoma 870 0.57 8.06 $13.25 $27,570
Nevada 790 0.70 9.99 $17.58 $36,560
Pennsylvania 720 0.13 1.83 $14.88 $30,950
California 700 0.05 0.69 $16.22 $33,750
Washington 520 0.19 2.69 $17.29 $35,960




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 790 0.70 9.99 $17.58 $36,560
Oklahoma 870 0.57 8.06 $13.25 $27,570
Mississippi 430 0.39 5.62 $16.73 $34,790
New Mexico 270 0.35 4.99 $13.35 $27,760
South Dakota 100 0.25 3.59 $12.90 $26,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 340 0.12 1.73 $20.73 $43,120
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $20.31 $42,250
Illinois 310 0.06 0.79 $19.15 $39,840
Nevada 790 0.70 9.99 $17.58 $36,560
Washington 520 0.19 2.69 $17.29 $35,960





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 570 0.69 9.87 $18.66 $38,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 1.03 $19.22 $39,990
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 240 1.76 25.00 $17.08 $35,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 220 0.19 2.68 $15.74 $32,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.15 2.08 $20.40 $42,430
St. Louis, MO-IL 200 0.16 2.21 $14.28 $29,710
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 160 1.58 22.48 $17.19 $35,750
Duluth, MN-WI 140 1.14 16.21 $13.84 $28,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.45 $16.11 $33,500
Reno-Sparks, NV 110 0.61 8.65 $14.98 $31,170




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 240 1.76 25.00 $17.08 $35,520
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 160 1.58 22.48 $17.19 $35,750
Duluth, MN-WI 140 1.14 16.21 $13.84 $28,780
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 570 0.69 9.87 $18.66 $38,820
Reno-Sparks, NV 110 0.61 8.65 $14.98 $31,170
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.43 6.06 $13.32 $27,710
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.37 5.24 $19.30 $40,140
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.30 4.22 $14.40 $29,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 220 0.19 2.68 $15.74 $32,730
Albuquerque, NM 70 0.18 2.63 $15.01 $31,230




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)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 100 0.11 1.61 $23.90 $49,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.41 $20.40 $42,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.15 2.08 $20.40 $42,430
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.37 5.24 $19.30 $40,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 1.03 $19.22 $39,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.16 $18.81 $39,130
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 570 0.69 9.87 $18.66 $38,820
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.16 2.29 $18.51 $38,510
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $17.90 $37,220
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 100 0.15 2.09 $17.64 $36,680

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 240 1.44 20.56 $14.22 $29,570
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.83 26.05 $12.58 $26,160
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.15 16.43 $11.53 $23,970
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 2.20 31.30 $14.23 $29,600
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 1.15 16.37 $13.45 $27,970

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)
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 2.20 31.30 $14.23 $29,600
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.90 27.00 $12.64 $26,280
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.83 26.05 $12.58 $26,160
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.54 21.94 $16.63 $34,580
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 240 1.44 20.56 $14.22 $29,570

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 0.28 3.97 $20.63 $42,910
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 2.98 $18.71 $38,910
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.54 21.94 $16.63 $34,580
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 10.07 $15.15 $31,500
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 2.20 31.30 $14.23 $29,600


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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