Transportation Security Officer Salary

The average wage for a Transportation Security Officer is $15.42 per hour. 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. 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.

$29,333 - $47,449

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$12.11 - $20.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$29,333 - $47,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,511  
Total Pay (?
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$27,772 - $45,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $20.00  
   
Overtime
$15.42 - $32.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,511  
   
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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$27,772 - $45,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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 14%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Transportation Security Officer Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 19%

Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 19%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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