Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Transportation Security Officer is $16.62
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Security Officers?
An entry-level Transportation Security Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.09 based on 83 salaries. An early career Transportation Security Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.65 …Read more
What Do Transportation Security Officers Do?
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.
There are gender-specific roles for which applicants can apply in order to fulfill certain responsibilities such as …Read more