Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $44K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $41K per year. The largest fraction of United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) people (44 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $54K annually on average.
The highest paychecks go to Security Managers, who earn an average $81K per year, closely trailed by Program Analysts (approximately $75K), Operations Managers (around $64K), and Security Supervisors ($53K). Financial compensation for Transportation Security Officers is rather low — on average only approximately $39K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($75K annually) can be spotted in Arlington, Va.; Washington, DC ($73K), New York, N.Y. (about $47K), and Houston, Texas (around $46K) are the next top-paying cities. At $39K, Denver, Colo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in District of Columbia, where salaries average out at about $76K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
First Aid Administrators receive bigger paychecks ($81K annually) than those without credentials. Those with a Master of Education (MEd) at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) come out on top, and their salaries approach $110K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Program Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $94K annually. Security Policies and Procedures is a popular skill in the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce; one-fourth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Customer Service, Security Risk Management, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 31 percent receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a fourth workers receiving sick leave. 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. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of survey participants, and the larger part of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.