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

The average United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee earns $45K per year. Your experience level influences pay for United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers the most, followed by your city and your role at the company. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $46K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $37K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $61K annually on average.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. ($95K), Tampa, Fla. (around $83K), and Arlington, Va. ($72K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Los Angeles, Calif. at $42K. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers in Massachusetts earn the most — $100K annually on average.

Jobs

The highest paychecks go to Program Analysts, who earn an average approximately $94K per year, closely trailed by Operations Managers (around $64K), Security Managers (about $59K), and Security Supervisors (approximately $56K). With salaries averaging $38K, Airline Security Screeners are among the lowest paid at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Certifications and Degrees

Regarding salaries and education, United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $73K.

Skills

When it comes to skills, employees who report Program Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $105K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one-fifth of United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Data Analysis, Security Policies and Procedures, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (36 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most respondents, and for a majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include life insurance, flexible hours, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %
Salary
$38,033 - $93,234
Salary
$34,203 - $78,730
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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