Training Requirements for Transportation Security Screeners

Transportation security screeners need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Transportation security screeners
Percent
Less than High School 4.8
High School 21.9
Some College 31.1
Associates Degree 13.9
Bachelors Degree 21.6
Masters Degree 5.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.9

Employment Outlook for Transportation Security Screeners

This represents about 46,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 4,000 less transportation security screeners but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.

Typical Income for Transportation Security Screeners

Hourly Income

On average,transportation security screeners make $19.31 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Transportation security screeners $16.06 $17.45 $19.08 $20.47 $22.74
Protective service occupations $9.74 $12.32 $18.59 $28.70 $39.42
Other protective service workers $8.95 $10.10 $12.48 $17.19 $22.99
Miscellaneous protective service workers $8.64 $9.53 $12.03 $17.42 $21.54
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, transportation security screeners make $40,160 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Transportation security screeners $33,410 $36,300 $39,680 $42,570 $47,300
Protective service occupations $20,260 $25,630 $38,660 $59,700 $81,980
Other protective service workers $18,620 $21,000 $25,960 $35,750 $47,820
Miscellaneous protective service workers $17,960 $19,830 $25,020 $36,240 $44,800
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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