Salary for Transportation Security Screeners

Also known as:  Airport Baggage Screener, Airport Security Screener, Flight Security Specialist, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screener, Transportation Security Officer

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Transportation security screeners work to enforce Transportation Security Administration regulations by screening passengers, cargo and baggage at security checkpoints. They are detail-oriented individuals who are able to monitor and guide large crowds of people through security checkpoints while maintaining organization and overall traffic flow. Additionally, they must have an extensive working knowledge of screening equipment such as detection wands, x-ray machines and monitoring equipment. They must diligently check passenger tickets and documentation in order to note infractions or pick up on suspicious individuals. A high school diploma is required for employment in this professional post.

A Transportation Security Screener will normally get salaries ranging from $37,090 - $53,540 depending on experience and education levels. can expect a salary of fourty-four thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars annually.

can receive the highest pay in Alaska, where they receive salary pay of just about $53,550. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they earn an average pay rate of $46,580.

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Transportation Security Screeners tend to make the most in the following industries:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$46,580
Public Administration
$44,990
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,610
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,910

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,910
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,610
Public Administration
$44,990
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$46,580