The average gaming manager salary is $46,802. The most common degree is a bachelor's degree degree with an business major. It usually takes 4-6 years of experience to become a gaming manager. Gaming managers with a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification earn more money. Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 5% and produce 9,000 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Gaming Manager Do

Gaming services workers serve customers in gambling establishments, such as casinos or racetracks. Some workers tend slot machines or deal cards. Others take bets or pay out winnings. Still others supervise or manage gaming workers and operations.

How To Become a Gaming Manager

Most gaming jobs require a high school diploma or equivalent. Some casinos may require gaming managers to have a college degree. In addition, all gaming services workers must have excellent customer-service skills.

Gaming Manager Career Paths

Average Salary for a Gaming Manager

Gaming Managers in America make an average salary of $46,802 per year or $23 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $74,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $29,000 per year.
Average Gaming Manager Salary
$46,802 Yearly
$22.50 hourly
$29,000
10 %
$46,000
Median
$74,000
90 %

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States With The Most Gaming Manager Jobs

Mouse over a state to see the number of active gaming manager jobs in each state. The darker areas on the map show where gaming managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary: Job Openings:

Number Of Gaming Manager Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,138$57,229
2Texas706$44,839
3Florida577$39,486
4New York483$56,609
5Illinois404$42,736
6Pennsylvania381$50,437
7Georgia327$35,867
8Virginia325$43,936
9Ohio300$43,314
10Washington267$39,217
11New Jersey260$56,771
12Maryland254$39,515
13North Carolina250$37,891
14Massachusetts214$41,318
15Michigan212$46,372
16Indiana193$38,500
17Arizona182$45,681
18Colorado176$32,685
19Missouri170$32,892
20Minnesota143$41,829
21Wisconsin138$41,424
22Tennessee134$35,585
23Connecticut111$43,631
24South Carolina104$32,930
25Oregon96$40,350
26Arkansas95$38,225
27Utah85$32,995
28Kentucky81$38,713
29Alabama76$36,413
30Iowa59$41,420
31Kansas59$38,491
32Nevada58$38,639
33Louisiana49$36,688
34Oklahoma42$35,791
35Nebraska36$33,775
36Alaska35$56,419
37Delaware35$46,090
38West Virginia31$42,717
39Mississippi27$33,855
40New Mexico25$44,271
41Montana25$34,679
42New Hampshire23$39,160
43Rhode Island22$47,259
44Idaho21$36,523
45Maine20$43,680
46Hawaii15$42,976
47North Dakota11$38,624
48Vermont9$36,598
49South Dakota7$35,749
50Wyoming3$35,974

Gaming Manager Education

Gaming Manager Majors

21.2 %

Gaming Manager Degrees

Bachelors

60.0 %

High School Diploma

17.0 %

Associate

12.2 %

Top Colleges for Gaming Managers

1. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

2. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

3. Howard University

Washington, DC • Private

In-State Tuition
$26,756
Enrollment
6,166

4. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC • Private

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835

5. SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$8,369
Enrollment
5,229

6. George Washington University, The

Washington, DC • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,230
Enrollment
12,161

7. Georgetown University

Washington, DC • Private

In-State Tuition
$54,104
Enrollment
7,089

8. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL • Private

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

9. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

10. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,853
Enrollment
14,759

Top Skills For a Gaming Manager

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 17.0% of gaming managers listed customer service on their resume, but soft skills such as math skills and customer-service skills are important as well.

  • Customer Service, 17.0%
  • Game Room, 9.9%
  • Internal Controls, 7.5%
  • Guest Service, 6.6%
  • Game Operations, 5.4%
  • Other Skills, 53.6%

Gaming Manager Demographics

Gaming Manager Gender Distribution

Male
Male
65%
Female
Female
35%

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • Among gaming managers, 35.0% of them are women, while 65.0% are men.

  • The most common race/ethnicity among gaming managers is White, which makes up 73.6% of all gaming managers.

  • The most common foreign language among gaming managers is Spanish at 61.9%.

Work Experience Programs For Gaming Managers

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Company: Goodbody

Cost: Free

Duration: 5-6 hours

Global Consumer Banking Program

Company: Citi APAC

Cost: Free

Duration: 2-3 hours

Process Design Program

Company: Accenture North America

Cost: Free

Duration: 5-6 hours

Public Health Policy & Management Program

Company: Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine

Cost: Free

Duration: 5-6 hours

Asset Management Program

Company: JPMorgan Chase

Cost: Free

Duration: 5-6.5 hours

Software Engineering Program

Company: Electronic Arts

Cost: Free

Duration: 4-6 hours

Global Finance and Business Management Program

Company: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Cost: Free

Duration: 4-5 hours

Investment Management Program

Company: Fidelity International

Cost: Free

Duration: 5 hours

Client Service Program

Company: Bloomberg

Cost: Free

Duration: 5-6 hours

Project Management Program

Company: Accenture North America

Cost: Free

Duration: 5-6 hours

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Top Gaming Manager Employers

Most Common Employers For Gaming Manager

RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Activision Blizzard$71,319$34.295
2Kean University$67,251$32.334
3Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania$49,910$24.003
4National Multiple Sclerosis Society$48,527$23.333
5Brigham Young University$48,522$23.3312
6Main Event Entertainment Group$47,058$22.628
7University of Wisconsin System$46,864$22.533
8iT'Z Family$43,705$21.014
9Goodwin Recruiting$41,790$20.095
10Virginia Lottery$39,177$18.845