Game Operator Statistics in the US

The average employee age for game operators is 45 years. The game operator workforce reached a whopping 8,108 in 2020!

Among game operators, we discovered that 42.5% of them are women, while 53.4% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among game operators is White, which makes up 55.9% of all game operators. Comparatively, there are 16.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 14.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Game operators are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies. Taking it a step further, game operators are more likely to find a job in the hospitality industry.

From where do we know all information about game operator demographics? We analyzed 1,724 game operators resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Game Operator Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as game operators. Keep reading to find out what the results for game operators were.

Game Operator Gender Ratio

Among game operators, 42.5% of them are women compared to 53.4% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 53.4%
  • Female, 42.5%
  • Unknown, 4.1%

Game Operator Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among game operators is White, which makes up 55.9% of all game operators. Comparatively, there are 16.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 14.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 55.9%
  • Asian, 16.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.0%
  • Black or African American, 7.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.6%
  • Unknown, 2.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Game Operators

The chart below shows that 58.9% of game operators speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.9% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 5.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 58.9%
  • French, 8.9%
  • Mandarin, 5.4%
  • Portuguese, 3.6%
  • Vietnamese, 3.6%
  • Other, 19.6%

Game Operator Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among game operators.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Game Operator Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the game operator position over time.

Male
Female
60%
57%
54%
51%
48%
45%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Game Operator Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of game operators changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of game operators based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Game Operator

By looking over 1,724 game operators resumes, we figured out that the average game operator enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 53%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Game Operator Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of game operator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of game operators is 40+ years old, which represents 66% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Game Operators with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pin chaser and pin setter have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Costume Director11%83%
Costume Seamstress11%87%
Tanning Salon Attendant12%81%
Game Operator53%42%
Golf Course Starter88%9%
Pin Setter90%9%
Pin Chaser92%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Pin Chaser
Pin Setter
Golf Course Starter
Game Operator
Tanning Salon Attendant
Costume Seamstress
Costume Director
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Game Operators with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to game operators.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Game Operator6.40%
Daycare Provider Assistant7.79%
Recreation Attendant Supervisor10.21%
Camp Director15.07%
Museum Host/Hostess16.59%
Slot Attendant18.13%
Doorman23.15%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Game Operator?

male-income
Male Income
$30,583
female-income
Female Income
$29,806

Game Operator Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$32,109
$31,678
$31,248
$30,818
$30,388
$29,958
$29,527
$29,097
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Game Operator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$31,248
Master's Degree$33,087
Some College/ Associate Degree$33,317
Bachelor's Degree$33,661

Game Operator Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$34,502
$33,661
$32,820
$31,979
$31,138
$30,297
$29,456
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Game Operator Heatmaps

Where Are Game Operators Located?

By looking through more than 1,724 resumes, we found that the most popular places for game operators are NV, Las Vegas and NY, New York.

Number of Game Operators

Game Operator Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ game operators. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most game operators is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire game operators.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Game Operator Work In

Employees with the game operator job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most game operators prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

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Public

Private

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ game operators. Those industries include hospitality, education and professional.

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Hospitality

Education

Professional

Retail

Manufacturing

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