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Transportation Security Officer Salary

The average rate for a Transportation Security Officer is $15.00 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
$28,810 - $44,871
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,958
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$10.84 - $18.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$28,810 - $44,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
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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$25,982 - $42,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $18.82  
   
Overtime
$15.16 - $30.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
   
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).
)
$25,982 - $42,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%