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

United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) pays its employees $45K per year on average. Though your experience level and what you do at the company are influential salary factors for those at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA), your city turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) typically pays:
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Employer: United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
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Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($166K annually) can be spotted in Herndon, Va.; Boston, Mass. (about $100K), New York, N.Y. (approximately $95K), and Arlington, Va. (around $72K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Chicago, Ill. at $44K. By state, Massachusetts offers the highest pay at $100K per year.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $35K annually. Average pay is approximately $47K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) people (40 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $62K annually on average.

Jobs

Program Analysts are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $94K per year on average; Test Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $85K, followed by Security Managers earning about $59K and Security Supervisors making $56K. 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 $37K on average) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $73K annually.

Skills

The highest-paying skill to have may be Program Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $105K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; around one in six deem it necessary for work. Data Analysis, Security Policies and Procedures, and Operations Management were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 38 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and the larger part of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, flexible hours, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %
Salary
$38,288 - $92,195
Salary
$33,150 - $84,949
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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