Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $41K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $43K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $51K annually.
Information Technology Specialists earn the highest median pay at around $86K per year, followed by Security Managers ($81K), Program Analysts ($75K), and Security Supervisors (approximately $53K). Financial compensation for Transportation Security Officers is rather low — on average only $39K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $75K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Arlington, Va. (around $64K), New York, N.Y. ($45K), and Houston, Texas ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Denver, Colo. at $39K. By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at around $77K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
CompTIA A+ Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $93K annually. Earning a First Aid Administrator certification garners significant financial rewards of $81K per year on average. United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers who hold a Master of Arts (MA) are also well compensated, earning about $104K on average.
When it comes to skills, Research Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $73K annually. A common skill in United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s work force is Security Policies and Procedures; slightly less than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Security Risk Management, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just a third of survey participants. 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 workers report having health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.