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Transportation Security Screeners Salary Information

The salary statistics of transportation security screeners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of transportation security screeners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The transportation security screeners annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Transportation Security Screeners Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,410
25th Percentile Wage
$36,300
50th Percentile Wage
$39,680
75th Percentile Wage
$42,570
90th Percentile Wage
$47,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for transportation security screeners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) transportation security screeners is $47,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,410. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 41% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of transportation security screeners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,6800.93%7.13%
201539,3103.10%-
201438,0902.63%-
201337,0900.65%-
201236,850--

Table 2. Transportation Security Screeners Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of transportation security screeners in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for transportation security screeners occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $40,710. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,010).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,710
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,700
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,570
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,010

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Transportation Security Screeners by States

From the above tables we note that not only transportation security screeners salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of transportation security screeners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,200 to $43,510. The highest paying state for transportation security screeners is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $43,510. The lowest paying state is South Carolina with a median annual salary of $36,200. For more salary information of transportation security screeners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Virgin Islands
$43,510
Rhode Island
$42,270
Connecticut
$41,600
New Jersey
$41,160
New York
$40,970
California
$40,970
New Hampshire
$40,860
Texas
$40,460
Maryland
$40,330
Illinois
$40,150
Maine
$39,990
Alaska
$39,850
Massachusetts
$39,680
Michigan
$39,660
Virginia
$39,560
Minnesota
$39,180
Washington
$39,050
Pennsylvania
$39,000
Ohio
$38,750
Florida
$38,560
Oregon
$38,520
Kentucky
$38,500
Wisconsin
$38,400
Georgia
$38,200
Colorado
$38,080
Arizona
$38,020
Arkansas
$37,930
Hawaii
$37,870
Alabama
$37,480
Missouri
$37,480
Guam
$37,440
West Virginia
$37,400
North Carolina
$37,390
Puerto Rico
$37,370
Montana
$37,320
Oklahoma
$37,230
Mississippi
$37,140
Indiana
$37,080
Tennessee
$36,940
Nevada
$36,770
Nebraska
$36,710
South Dakota
$36,700
Utah
$36,670
Iowa
$36,640
Kansas
$36,490
Louisiana
$36,490
Idaho
$36,480
New Mexico
$36,270
North Dakota
$36,250
Vermont
$36,250
South Carolina
$36,200



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