The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Transportation Security Officer with Security Policies and Procedures skills is $16.50.
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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. There are gender-specific roles for which applicants can apply in order to fulfill certain responsibilities such as p…Read more
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Skills in Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training, Security Risk Management and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Security Officer
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 $15.80 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Transportation Security Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.46 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Transportation Security Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.83 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
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