Transportation Security Officer Salary

The average wage for a Transportation Security Officer is $15.45 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Customer Service and Security Policies and Procedures. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$29,423 - $47,764
(Median)
$29K
$38K
$48K
MEDIAN: $37,927
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$12.28 - $19.73
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,423 - $47,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,984 - $46,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $19.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$16.88 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,984 - $46,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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Job Description for Transportation Security Officer

Transportation security officers are generally hired by the TSA or the Transport Security Administration. Prospective applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED; the TSA also requires applicants to be United States citizens and at least 18 years of age. There is no experience required, as the TSA trains its employees; however, prior experience in security is beneficial.

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Experience Affects Transportation Security Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Transportation Security Officer Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 19%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 15%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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