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Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners Salary Information

The salary statistics of gaming and sports book writers and runners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of gaming and sports book writers and runners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The gaming and sports book writers and runners annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$40,220
75th Percentile Wage
$29,780
50th Percentile Wage
$22,560
25th Percentile Wage
$18,580
10th Percentile Wage
$16,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gaming and sports book writers and runners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) gaming and sports book writers and runners is $40,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,900. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $22,560 0.22%
2013 $22,510 3.21%
2012 $21,810 2.30%
2011 $21,320 2.25%
2010 $20,850 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for gaming and sports book writers and runners from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 8.20%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.21%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.30% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 2.25% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of gaming and sports book writers and runners in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for gaming and sports book writers and runners occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $24,390. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $18,470).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$24,390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,250
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,970
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$19,030
Health Care and Social Assistance
$18,520
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$18,470

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners by States

From the above tables we note that not only gaming and sports book writers and runners salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of gaming and sports book writers and runners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,120 to $29,600. The highest paying state for gaming and sports book writers and runners is New York with a median annual salary of $29,600. The lowest paying state is New Mexico with a median annual salary of $18,120. For more salary information of gaming and sports book writers and runners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$29,600
Michigan
$29,090
Kentucky
$27,190
Ohio
$26,300
California
$24,500
New Jersey
$24,190
South Dakota
$23,680
Florida
$22,950
Washington
$22,740
Alaska
$22,060
Arizona
$21,810
Nevada
$21,610
Oregon
$21,540
Louisiana
$21,260
Texas
$21,000
Pennsylvania
$20,810
Minnesota
$19,340
Alabama
$19,300
South Carolina
$18,720
Mississippi
$18,680
Nebraska
$18,680
Oklahoma
$18,360
North Dakota
$18,330
Montana
$18,320
New Mexico
$18,120