Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
10,030 3.2 % $15.52 $32,290 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.02 $12.08 $14.35 $18.18 $22.95
Annual Wage (2) $20,850 $25,120 $29,840 $37,810 $47,740


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)
Gambling Industries 5,340 2.03 $14.39 $29,930
Traveler Accommodation 2,590 0.14 $16.38 $34,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,310 0.02 $16.25 $33,790
State Government (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $23.41 $48,690
Spectator Sports 300 0.22 $15.15 $31,500

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 5,340 2.03 $14.39 $29,930
Spectator Sports 300 0.22 $15.15 $31,500
Traveler Accommodation 2,590 0.14 $16.38 $34,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,310 0.02 $16.25 $33,790
State Government (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $23.41 $48,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $23.41 $48,690
Traveler Accommodation 2,590 0.14 $16.38 $34,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,310 0.02 $16.25 $33,790
Spectator Sports 300 0.22 $15.15 $31,500
Gambling Industries 5,340 2.03 $14.39 $29,930


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 1,110 0.71 9.51 $12.78 $26,580
California 1,000 0.07 0.89 $16.22 $33,730
Nevada 710 0.60 8.06 $18.21 $37,890
Washington 630 0.22 2.95 $16.00 $33,270
Indiana 450 0.15 2.08 $19.22 $39,980




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)
Oklahoma 1,110 0.71 9.51 $12.78 $26,580
Nevada 710 0.60 8.06 $18.21 $37,890
New Mexico 310 0.39 5.29 $13.91 $28,940
Mississippi 430 0.39 5.29 $16.71 $34,760
South Dakota 100 0.26 3.44 $13.38 $27,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 450 0.15 2.08 $19.22 $39,980
Nevada 710 0.60 8.06 $18.21 $37,890
New Jersey 290 0.08 1.02 $17.44 $36,270
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $17.19 $35,760
Ohio 150 0.03 0.38 $17.08 $35,530





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 0.65 8.75 $19.39 $40,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.28 3.73 $16.47 $34,260
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 290 2.20 29.69 $17.45 $36,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.70 $19.53 $40,630
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 170 1.65 22.28 $16.58 $34,480
Tulsa, OK 170 0.39 5.27 $12.95 $26,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 1.50 $14.99 $31,190
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 140 0.23 3.07 $16.52 $34,370
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 1.32 $14.98 $31,150
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 120 0.13 1.74 $23.73 $49,370




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 290 2.20 29.69 $17.45 $36,310
Lawton, OK 70 1.75 23.54 $13.61 $28,310
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 170 1.65 22.28 $16.58 $34,480
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 570 0.65 8.75 $19.39 $40,320
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.47 6.28 $13.23 $27,510
Reno-Sparks, NV 90 0.44 5.90 $14.35 $29,850
Tulsa, OK 170 0.39 5.27 $12.95 $26,940
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.36 4.90 $18.34 $38,140
Albuquerque, NM 120 0.32 4.31 $14.57 $30,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.28 3.73 $16.47 $34,260




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 120 0.13 1.74 $23.73 $49,370
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.20 2.74 $20.48 $42,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.70 $19.53 $40,630
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 570 0.65 8.75 $19.39 $40,320
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.36 4.90 $18.34 $38,140
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 290 2.20 29.69 $17.45 $36,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.13 $17.41 $36,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.59 $17.13 $35,630
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 170 1.65 22.28 $16.58 $34,480
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 140 0.23 3.07 $16.52 $34,370

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)
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 270 2.31 31.19 $12.61 $26,230
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.30 17.51 $13.39 $27,860
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 170 1.34 18.02 $11.55 $24,030
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 130 2.11 28.41 $14.78 $30,750
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 1.46 19.63 $14.47 $30,100

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)
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 270 2.31 31.19 $12.61 $26,230
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 130 2.11 28.41 $14.78 $30,750
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 1.98 26.67 $17.23 $35,840
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.96 26.44 $13.14 $27,330
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 1.46 19.63 $14.47 $30,100

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 1.98 26.67 $17.23 $35,840
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 1.40 $15.36 $31,950
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 10.78 $15.12 $31,440
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.77 10.35 $15.07 $31,340
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.81 10.89 $14.99 $31,180


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015