Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $46K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $37K per year on average. The largest slice of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce (43 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $61K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K per year) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. ($95K), Tampa, Fla. ($83K), and Arlington, Va. ($72K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $42K, Los Angeles, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Massachusetts, where the average United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee makes $100K annually.
Program Analysts are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $94K per year; Operations Managers, Security Managers, and Security Supervisors also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $64K, $59K, and around $56K, respectively. Financial compensation for Airline Security Screeners is rather low — on average only $38K — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at approximately $73K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Program Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $105K per year. A relatively widespread skill at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is Microsoft Excel; just under one-fifth of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Security Policies and Procedures, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Just 36 percent receive paid time off. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of survey participants can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, flexible hours, and a subsidized cell phone.