Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $37K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $47K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $61K per year on average.
Program Analysts rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $94K annually; Test Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $85K, while Operations Managers and Security Supervisors rank near the top as well ($64K and $56K, respectively). Airline Security Screeners at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $38K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Tampa, Fla. (about $83K), Arlington, Va. ($72K), and Washington, DC (approximately $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Atlanta, Ga. — at $42K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — approximately $92K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $79K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Program Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $105K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one in seven of United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Security Policies and Procedures, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 31 percent. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for a majority of respondents. The company also dishes out perks such as flexible hours, life insurance, and a company cell phone.