Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $35K per year on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $49K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees (39 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $62K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y. ($95K), Arlington, Va. ($72K), and Washington, DC (about $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $39K) in East Elmhurst, N.Y., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Massachusetts pays United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) the most — $100K per year on average.
Program Analysts rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $94K annually; Test Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $85K, while Security Managers and Security Supervisors rank near the top as well ($59K and $56K, respectively). On the lower end are Transportation Security Officers at approximately $36K on average.
Certifications and Degrees
It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) — these employees make the most at about $73K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Program Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $105K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers, with close to one-sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Data Analysis, Security Policies and Procedures, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (38 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. 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 respondents report having health insurance, and the larger part of employees report having dental coverage. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) folks also make good use of life insurance, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.