Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
12,160 5.4 % $12.33 $25,650 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.13 $8.93 $10.85 $14.32 $19.34
Annual Wage (2) $16,900 $18,580 $22,560 $29,780 $40,220


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 4,510 1.71 $11.77 $24,480
Spectator Sports 4,060 2.99 $14.20 $29,530
Civic and Social Organizations 1,590 0.41 $10.65 $22,160
Traveler Accommodation 1,220 0.07 $11.51 $23,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 210 0.00 $11.82 $24,590

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 4,060 2.99 $14.20 $29,530
Gambling Industries 4,510 1.71 $11.77 $24,480
Civic and Social Organizations 1,590 0.41 $10.65 $22,160
Traveler Accommodation 1,220 0.07 $11.51 $23,930
Individual and Family Services 120 0.01 $9.49 $19,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 4,060 2.99 $14.20 $29,530
Local Government (OES Designation) 210 (7) $11.82 $24,590
Gambling Industries 4,510 1.71 $11.77 $24,480
Traveler Accommodation 1,220 0.07 $11.51 $23,930
Social Advocacy Organizations (8) (8) $11.34 $23,580


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)
Texas 1,480 0.13 1.47 $13.74 $28,590
Nevada 1,360 1.15 12.73 $10.65 $22,150
Florida 1,170 0.15 1.70 $12.44 $25,880
New York 910 0.10 1.14 $14.73 $30,640
California 890 0.06 0.66 $13.80 $28,710




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 1,360 1.15 12.73 $10.65 $22,150
North Dakota 300 0.67 7.49 $9.57 $19,910
Alaska 170 0.53 5.86 $10.73 $22,310
Nebraska 420 0.44 4.92 $9.35 $19,440
South Dakota 140 0.35 3.91 $11.78 $24,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 910 0.10 1.14 $14.73 $30,640
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $14.55 $30,260
Michigan 220 0.05 0.60 $14.53 $30,220
California 890 0.06 0.66 $13.80 $28,710
Texas 1,480 0.13 1.47 $13.74 $28,590





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 920 1.06 11.80 $11.30 $23,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 480 0.26 2.94 $12.32 $25,630
Reno-Sparks, NV 320 1.63 18.08 $9.18 $19,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 1.67 $8.98 $18,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.27 $14.16 $29,450
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.32 3.58 $14.69 $30,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.63 $12.70 $26,410
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 220 0.48 5.32 $9.69 $20,160
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 210 0.23 2.55 $13.84 $28,790
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.20 2.21 $19.98 $41,560




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)
Reno-Sparks, NV 320 1.63 18.08 $9.18 $19,100
Grand Forks, ND-MN 70 1.42 15.80 $8.48 $17,640
Bismarck, ND 90 1.28 14.24 $8.99 $18,700
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 920 1.06 11.80 $11.30 $23,500
Montgomery, AL 160 1.03 11.45 $10.31 $21,440
Lubbock, TX 90 0.65 7.23 $9.93 $20,640
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 220 0.48 5.32 $9.69 $20,160
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 60 0.43 4.75 $16.10 $33,480
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.32 3.58 $14.69 $30,550
Fargo, ND-MN 40 0.28 3.16 $11.57 $24,060




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)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.20 2.21 $19.98 $41,560
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 60 0.43 4.75 $16.10 $33,480
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.73 $30,640
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.32 3.58 $14.69 $30,550
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.23 2.59 $14.38 $29,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.27 $14.16 $29,450
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 210 0.23 2.55 $13.84 $28,790
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.58 $28,240
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $13.19 $27,430
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 50 0.03 0.38 $12.75 $26,510

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 310 1.65 18.38 $10.51 $21,870
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.64 18.24 $10.73 $22,310
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 2.10 23.29 $11.18 $23,260
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 4.40 $9.17 $19,080
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 9.55 $9.15 $19,030

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 70 2.10 23.29 $11.18 $23,260
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 310 1.65 18.38 $10.51 $21,870
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.64 18.24 $10.73 $22,310
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.41 15.70 $9.95 $20,700
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 9.55 $9.15 $19,030

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 4.80 $12.72 $26,450
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.35 $23,620
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 2.10 23.29 $11.18 $23,260
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.64 18.24 $10.73 $22,310
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 310 1.65 18.38 $10.51 $21,870


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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