Chicago is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $38K. The highest pay by state can be found in District of Columbia, where salaries average out at $80K annually.
Program Analysts represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $105K — though Test Engineers, Personnel Security Specialists, and Security Supervisors also do fairly well at $85K, $70K, and around $54K, respectively. Earning only $37K, Airline Security Screeners make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $32K. The largest slice of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce (39 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns around $45K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
General Management Certificate Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $60K. Salaries typically rise to $42K annually for accredited First Aid Administrators. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) make the most here, hauling in about $84K 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 approximately $105K. A common skill in United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s work force is Security Policies and Procedures; close to a seventh of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Security Risk Management, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only two in five workers report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA), including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A strong majority of workers can count on health insurance, and more than half of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include life insurance, flexible hours, and a subsidized cell phone.