Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
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Overview
Install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines including video games, juke boxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers are expected to shrink by 13%, and should have about 3,400 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers are more likely to be automated than 83% of other careers.
Workforce size
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers, with 36,600 workers, are near the middle of all careers in the number employed.
Education
Only 8% of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
Fewer coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers have bachelor's degrees than 74% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for 76% of all other jobs is higher than the middle salary for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers.
This job's median $35KAll jobs' median $39K$34K$38K20142015201620172018$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 13% of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers -- that's a smaller percentage than 73% of other jobs.
Gender of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers, the median men's salary was 15% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 19% of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers are minority, and 12% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (12%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 37% of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers, and 57% have company-sponsored health insurance (10% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People (48%)
  • Exposed to Contaminants (39%)
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations (34%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers (BLS Salary Data)
$35K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. We first show the full salary distribution for all coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers (ACS Salary Data)
$36K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
$36K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers (ACS)
Private for-profit (85.2%)
Private not-for-profit (1.0%)
Local government (3.0%)
State government (1.1%)
Federal government (1.8%)
Self-employed incorporated (3.4%)
Self-employed not incorporated (4.4%)
Working without pay (0.2%)
Distribution: Salaries of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses.
$36K$36K$31K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000Self-employed not incorporatedPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS.
$35K$36K$34K$40K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000State governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers and gender

With 13% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 73% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
Men (87%)
Women (13%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%. The situation is a little better for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers, with the median salary for men 15% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

$32K$37K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers have one of the middle percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job higher than that for 43% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. The percentage of minority coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers falls in about the middle of all careers' percentages. There is a smaller percentage of foreign-born workers in this career than in most other careers.

Race/origin of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
White (77% )
Black (9% )
Other (4% )
American Indian (3% )
Asian (3% )
Multiracial (2% )
Hispanic (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
12%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

$31K$32K$33K$37K$41K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KAmerican IndianAsianBlackWhiteMultiracial
Distribution: Salaries for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers by nativity
$36K$36K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KAll native citizensAll foreign-born

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers typically hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers.

Education attained by coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers? Below we see the distribution of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$37K$32K$37K$41K$37K$24K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KNone (7%)High School (43%)Some College (30%)Associate's Degree (12%)Bachelor's Degree (7%)Doctorate (0%)
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

What jobs will most coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairersDriver/sales workers and truck driversIndustrial and refractory machinery mechanicsMaintenance and repair workersFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersStock clerks and order fillersCustomer service representativesFirst-line supervisors of gaming workersFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersWaiters and waitressesEngineering techniciansDoor-to-door and street vendorsCorrespondence clerks and order clerksProduction workersAccountants and auditorsSales workersCashiersGaming cage workersSupervisors of transportation and material moving workersComputer programmersPrecision instrument and equipment repairersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesNursing, psychiatric, and home health aidesRadio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 9 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers as well as 1% of respondents after working as coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Cashiers
659,300
$0$200K$20K
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
376,900
$0$200K$41K
Stock clerks and order fillers
269,400
$0$200K$26K
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
197,500
$0$200K$61K
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
171,800
$0$200K$39K
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
39,600
$0$200K$59K
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
33,200
$0$200K$50K
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
23,700
$0$200K$52K
First-line supervisors of gaming workers
8,300
$0$200K$44K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Cashiers
659,300
$0$200K$20K
3.9%
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
376,900
$0$200K$41K
9.9%
Janitors and building cleaners
350,300
$0$200K$27K
2.7%
Stock clerks and order fillers
269,400
$0$200K$26K
1.7%
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
197,500
$0$200K$61K
2.6%
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
171,800
$0$200K$39K
3.1%
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
153,100
$0$200K$48K
2.1%
Electricians
83,100
$0$200K$49K
1.7%
Financial managers
56,900
$0$200K$68K
2.2%
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
52,700
$0$200K$39K
1.4%
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
39,600
$0$200K$59K
4.4%
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
33,200
$0$200K$50K
2.6%
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers
32,700
$0$200K$44K
1.4%
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
28,500
$0$200K$43K
1.6%
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
23,700
$0$200K$52K
2.3%
Computer occupations (specialized areas)
22,500
$0$200K$68K
1.1%
Gaming services workers
18,400
$0$200K$39K
1.4%
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians
10,900
$0$200K$53K
1.5%
First-line supervisors of gaming workers
8,300
$0$200K$44K
1.3%
Agricultural product graders and sorters
5,700
$0$200K$19K
1.5%
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) for 76% of all other jobs were higher than the median (middle) salary for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

This job's median $35KAll jobs' median $39K$37K$38K200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50K
Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers are anticipated to shrink by 13%. over the next decade; 93% of jobs are projected to grow more.

The projected employment for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

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Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
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BLS
Number of Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information.

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In-state comparisions
Median salary
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BLS
Median salary ratio: Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers to all workers (BLS)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

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  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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