Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $43K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $41K per year. 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.
Information Technology Specialists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $86K per year on average; Security Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $81K, followed by Program Analysts earning approximately $75K and Security Supervisors making $53K. Transportation Security Officers 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 (approximately $39K on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $75K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Arlington, Va. ($64K), New York, N.Y. ($45K), and Houston, Texas (around $43K) are the next top-paying cities. At $39K, Denver, Colo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $77K per year) in District of Columbia.
Certifications and Degrees
CompTIA A+ Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $93K annually. On average, salaries rise to around $81K per year for accredited First Aid Administrators. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Arts (MA) — these employees rake in approximately $104K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Research Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $73K per year. Security Policies and Procedures is a popular skill among United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers, with just under a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other skills in demand are 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 one in three employees. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most survey participants can count on health insurance, and the larger part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.