Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (39-3012)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 400357 -10.822 3452
United States 11,70012,100 3.8700 1,1001,840

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.258.829.78 11.5515.2621.12
Alaska 16.0110.3911.74 16.2019.4222.61
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 13.6410.3910.93 11.8615.6120.53
Balance of State 17.0310.5914.42 17.2920.2123.05

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
47330 6.333.7 23.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation363
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation28
UI claimants previously working in occupation93
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 23
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training