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Transportation Security Officer Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Transportation Security Officer is $14.87 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 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.
Transportation Security Officer Salary (?
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$28,864 - $44,477
(Median)
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44K
MEDIAN: $34,592
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Transportation Security Officer Salary (?
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$11.20 - $18.60
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$28,864 - $44,477  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,560  
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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$26,115 - $42,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $18.60  
   
Overtime
$15.07 - $31.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,560  
   
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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$26,115 - $42,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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 20%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%