Salaries in IT for Las Vegas Hotel & Casinos

Unknown27Unknown27 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Just wondering if anyone lives in Las Vegas and can report how much the salary range is in various IT positions in various casinos. Possibly looking to get a job starting out somewhere in the hotel environment but would like to know the salary range before leaving my current job.

I have about 5 years Technician experience with an A+. Make $18/hr now and would like to advance my career by going with a larger corporation. :)

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  • CherperCherper Posts: 140Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I don't work in the casino industry and I am in the northern half of Nevada, but from reports of friends here, casinos pay pretty crappy. They are able to hire at a low wage and when you get move you out before they start paying a lot.

    Now it may differ from casino to casino, but until you get into management it seems the pay is on the low end.
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Cherper wrote: »
    I don't work in the casino industry and I am in the northern half of Nevada, but from reports of friends here, casinos pay pretty crappy. They are able to hire at a low wage and when you get move you out before they start paying a lot.

    Now it may differ from casino to casino, but until you get into management it seems the pay is on the low end.

    Interesting. You would think that casinos would be throwing money everywhere.
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You get paid in credits for the Casino to gamble for your salary.
  • Unknown27Unknown27 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Cherper wrote: »
    I don't work in the casino industry and I am in the northern half of Nevada, but from reports of friends here, casinos pay pretty crappy. They are able to hire at a low wage and when you get move you out before they start paying a lot.

    Now it may differ from casino to casino, but until you get into management it seems the pay is on the low end.


    That's interesting...how low would be the low end wage in IT? Like say for example would you know what Desktop support or Help Desk would make? I feel as though it would get my foot in the door and I can advance further from there...however I could be wrong...I just don't wanna dig myself an early grave icon_shaking.gif
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    xmalachi wrote: »
    You get paid in credits for the Casino to gamble for your salary.

    I'm alright with that. I would probably end up making more money that way. Casinos fear me.
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  • stlsmoorestlsmoore Posts: 515Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I used to work at a casino, they don't pay nearly as much as you would think. Average private sector pay most likely.
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  • CherperCherper Posts: 140Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    Interesting. You would think that casinos would be throwing money everywhere.


    Casino earnings are way down. It seems that at one time gambling was recession proof but not anymore. Too many casinos in too many places. When the only places you could gamble were Nevada and Atlantic City it may have been recession proof, but with almost every state having some form of gambling, that has changed.

    I would say that a lot of the support jobs pay about average. The problem that I have heard of is that the number of positions is pretty limited. Very few desktop systems for the number of employees.
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  • DoubleDDoubleD Posts: 273Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    funily enough I was thinking the same question!
    there must be so many wireless access points in them hotel corridoors
    and it would be awesome to go to vegas every day
  • EMcCalebEMcCaleb Posts: 63Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I have a friend who's sister-in-law is an Oracle DBA for a casino. She has about 10-12 years experience but it isn't progressive. She doesn't poses development skills. She makes 85k.
  • Unknown27Unknown27 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the info guys...I'll let you guys know how much if I get the job. :D
  • GamingCrazyGamingCrazy Posts: 113Member
    xmalachi wrote: »
    You get paid in credits for the Casino to gamble for your salary.

    That was wonderful. I imagine you would get payed a little higher then other regional locations, considering the city will cost more to live, thats if.. you live in the good parts >.>
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