How Much Do Casino Writers and Runners Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Sports Book Writers and Runners

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 pay out winnings for those wagers.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$27130 per year
Hourly wage
$13 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$19,910 to $21,820 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $10 per hour

Entry-level Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $19,910 to $21,820 per year or $10 to $10 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $18 $37,490
Senior (Top 25%) $15 $30,170
Middle (Mid 50%) $12 $25,220
Junior (Bottom 25%) $10 $21,820
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $19,910

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
IL $18 $37,990
NJ $18 $36,840
WA $15 $32,210
AK $15 $31,630
CA $15 $30,840
MI $14 $29,900
TX $14 $28,690
MO $13 $27,900
FL $13 $27,550
SD $13 $26,450

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like IL doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at IL might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Casino Writers and Runners are in the states of IL, NJ, WA, AK and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Spectator Sports $34460 $16.57
Local Government $31490 $15.14
Traveler Accommodation $27290 $13.12
Gambling Industries $26160 $12.58
Civic and Social Organizations $25280 $12.16
Social Advocacy Organizations $24140 $11.61
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $21230 $10.21

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