Years of Experience
Average pay is about $43K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $41K per year. The greater proportion of employees (49 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $58K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($102K per year) can be spotted in Arlington, Va.; New York, N.Y. ($92K), Chicago, Ill. (approximately $67K), and Washington, DC (around $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. is near the bottom for pay at $40K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $105K annually) in Virginia.
Program Analysts are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $72K per year; Operations Managers, Security Managers, and Security Supervisors also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $64K, $61K, and approximately $52K, respectively. With salaries averaging about $38K, Airline Security Screeners are among the lowest paid at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Certifications and Degrees
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($58K annually) than those without credentials. It pays to have a Master of Education (MEd) at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) — these employees make the most at $128K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $104K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is Security Policies and Procedures, with about one in six considering it a key competency. Operations Management, Data Analysis, and Program Management were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Just 29 percent receive paid time off. With an eye toward the future, United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees also enjoy perks such as flexible hours, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and a defined benefit retirement plan.