Average Salary for United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Employees

An average United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee can expect to make $41K per year. Though your role at the company and geography do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $41K annually. Survey participants who have worked at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for between five and 10 years earn around $43K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $52K annually.

Jobs

Security Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $81K per year; Program Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to $75K, while Executive Assistants and Security Supervisors rank near the top as well ($59K and around $53K, respectively). Earning only $39K on average, Transportation Security Officers make less than most people in the company.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $75K annually) can be spotted in Arlington, Va.; Washington, DC ($73K), New York, N.Y. ($47K), and Houston, Texas (approximately $43K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $39K) is Denver, Colo. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers in District of Columbia earn the most — approximately $76K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

First Aid Administrators have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $81K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Human Resources Management (HRM); United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awards about $106K to these degree-holders.

Skills

In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Program Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $94K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is Security Policies and Procedures, with just under a third considering it a key competency. Customer Service, Data Analysis, and Security Risk Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lets only 29 percent take paid vacation and only 22 percent take sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

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Key Stats for United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %
Salary
$36,484 - $63,871
Salary
$36,342 - $71,394

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%
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