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

Compensation for United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees is around $41K per year on average. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though your job title and your city are also considered. 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 $41K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $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 about $51K annually.

Jobs

Information Technology Specialists earn the highest median pay at around $86K per year, followed by Security Managers ($81K), Program Analysts ($75K), and Security Supervisors (approximately $53K). Financial compensation for Transportation Security Officers is rather low — on average only $39K — relative to the rest of the company.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $75K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Arlington, Va. (around $64K), New York, N.Y. ($45K), and Houston, Texas ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Denver, Colo. at $39K. By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at around $77K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

CompTIA A+ Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $93K annually. Earning a First Aid Administrator certification garners significant financial rewards of $81K per year on average. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers who hold a Master of Arts (MA) are also well compensated, earning about $104K on average.

Skills

When it comes to skills, Research Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $73K annually. A common skill in United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s work force is Security Policies and Procedures; slightly less than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Security Risk Management, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just a third of survey participants. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %
Salary
$35,744 - $44,023
Salary
$36,358 - $68,905

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%
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