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Gaming Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of gaming managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of gaming managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The gaming managers 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 Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
10th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gaming managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) gaming managers is $119,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,090. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 191% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $67,310 1.68%
2013 $66,200 1.50%
2012 $65,220 -2.99%
2011 $67,230 0.40%
2010 $66,960 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for gaming managers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 0.52%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.50%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 0.40% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-2.99%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Gaming Managers vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Gaming Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of gaming managers in 3 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 managers occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $142,820. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $60,900).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Gaming Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only gaming managers 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 managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $45,960 to $81,850. The highest paying state for gaming managers is Nevada with a median annual salary of $81,850. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $45,960. For more salary information of gaming managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Puerto Rico