Median annual income: $66,960
High-end annual income: $116,070
No. of jobs in U.S.: 6,200
No. of jobs by 2018: 6,900
Increase by 2018: +12 percent
Highest concentration of jobs: Nevada, Mississippi, Oklahoma
While a high school degree is often the only formal education you need to become a gaming manager at a casino, it’s not exactly an easy job to get, compared to some of the other occupations on the list. First, because of the scarcity of casinos, there are only 6,200 jobs in the entire country. In addition, becoming a manager at a gaming venue usually involves working one’s way up from the very bottom as a dealer, which is, according to the BLS, one of the worst-paying jobs in the country. Eventually, however, experience and seniority can result in promotion, and a dealer can move from having one of the lowest-paying jobs in the U.S. to making over $110,000 a year.
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