The average salary for a Transportation Security Officer in Washington, District of Columbia is $37,117.
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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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Employees with Transportation Security Officer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.0% more) and Orlando, Florida (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (8.0% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.3% less).