Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
10,260 4.2 % $15.37 $31,970 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.08 $11.90 $14.15 $17.97 $22.66
Annual Wage (2) $20,960 $24,750 $29,440 $37,370 $47,130


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) 5,230 0.10 $14.70 $30,580
Gambling Industries 2,520 1.90 $14.78 $30,740
Traveler Accommodation 1,810 0.10 $16.66 $34,640
State Government (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $23.22 $48,300
Spectator Sports 190 0.14 $16.14 $33,570

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 2,520 1.90 $14.78 $30,740
Spectator Sports 190 0.14 $16.14 $33,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,230 0.10 $14.70 $30,580
Traveler Accommodation 1,810 0.10 $16.66 $34,640
State Government (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $23.22 $48,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $23.22 $48,300
Traveler Accommodation 1,810 0.10 $16.66 $34,640
Spectator Sports 190 0.14 $16.14 $33,570
Gambling Industries 2,520 1.90 $14.78 $30,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,230 0.10 $14.70 $30,580


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 1,410 0.90 11.68 $13.21 $27,490
California 790 0.05 0.69 $15.92 $33,110
Nevada 730 0.64 8.24 $18.03 $37,510
Washington 650 0.23 2.95 $17.16 $35,700
Mississippi 470 0.43 5.61 $16.73 $34,790




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 1,410 0.90 11.68 $13.21 $27,490
Nevada 730 0.64 8.24 $18.03 $37,510
Mississippi 470 0.43 5.61 $16.73 $34,790
New Mexico 290 0.36 4.70 $13.69 $28,470
South Dakota 100 0.25 3.22 $13.22 $27,510




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 0.16 2.03 $19.06 $39,640
Nevada 730 0.64 8.24 $18.03 $37,510
New Jersey 250 0.07 0.85 $17.21 $35,790
Washington 650 0.23 2.95 $17.16 $35,700
Illinois 390 0.07 0.89 $16.88 $35,100





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 550 0.66 8.54 $19.09 $39,700
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 3.61 $13.91 $28,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.23 2.93 $15.86 $33,000
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 250 1.85 23.98 $17.28 $35,930
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.83 $18.31 $38,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 1.84 $19.35 $40,260
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 150 1.51 19.52 $16.51 $34,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 1.43 $15.18 $31,580
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 130 0.10 1.34 $15.62 $32,490
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.21 2.67 $17.19 $35,750




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)
Lawton, OK 100 2.49 32.17 $12.70 $26,420
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 250 1.85 23.98 $17.28 $35,930
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 150 1.51 19.52 $16.51 $34,340
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 550 0.66 8.54 $19.09 $39,700
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 90 0.51 6.59 $13.04 $27,130
Reno-Sparks, NV 90 0.47 6.04 $15.28 $31,780
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.37 4.72 $18.12 $37,700
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 3.61 $13.91 $28,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.23 2.93 $15.86 $33,000
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.21 2.67 $17.19 $35,750




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 110 0.12 1.53 $24.11 $50,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.33 $20.40 $42,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.14 1.84 $19.35 $40,260
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 550 0.66 8.54 $19.09 $39,700
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.15 1.96 $18.92 $39,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.83 $18.31 $38,080
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.37 4.72 $18.12 $37,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.12 $17.74 $36,890
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 250 1.85 23.98 $17.28 $35,930
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.21 2.67 $17.19 $35,750

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 330 2.84 36.71 $13.80 $28,710
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 220 1.87 24.22 $12.37 $25,720
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 190 1.18 15.29 $14.42 $30,000
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 0.94 12.18 $11.77 $24,470
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 2.10 27.18 $14.50 $30,170

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 330 2.84 36.71 $13.80 $28,710
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 2.36 30.56 $15.76 $32,790
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 2.10 27.18 $14.50 $30,170
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 2.02 26.05 $13.03 $27,110
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 220 1.87 24.22 $12.37 $25,720

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 2.70 $19.00 $39,510
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.27 16.47 $16.14 $33,570
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 90 2.36 30.56 $15.76 $32,790
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.85 10.95 $14.97 $31,150
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 2.10 27.18 $14.50 $30,170


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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