The average rate for a Transportation Security Officer is $15.63 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 somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$30,566 - $48,044
(Median)
$31K
$39K
$48K
MEDIAN: $38,689
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90%

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$13.18 - $19.69
(Median)
$13
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,566 - $48,044  
   
Bonus
$600 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,051 - $45,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $19.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$15.71 - $37.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$600 - $3,000  
   
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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$29,051 - $45,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Transportation Security Officer Salaries

Security Risk Management
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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