Paymaster of Purses

Pay purses to owners of winning horses.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $26,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Paymaster of Purses do?

Pays purses to owners of winning horses and receives deposits from owners for expenses at racetrack: Receives deposits from owners desiring to claim horses in claiming race and for racing expenses, such as entry and rider fees and stable expenses. Pays owners of winning horses amounts specified on official programs. Pays claiming price to sellers, pays racing expenses for owners, and debits accounts. Periodically balances owners’ accounts. Notifies owners when accounts are overdrawn or writes checks to close accounts. Compiles and records information concerning ownership of horses for submission to racing officials.

Should I be a Paymaster of Purses?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.

  • Also known as: Disbursing Officer

    How to become a Paymaster of Purses

    Most Paymaster of Purses have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9keaba&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29||master%27s+%282%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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