National » Protective Service » Transportation Security Screeners

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Transportation Security Screeners Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,000
25th Percentile Wage
$37,040
50th Percentile Wage
$40,580
75th Percentile Wage
$43,390
90th Percentile Wage
$48,100

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 $48,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,000. Take 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 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of transportation security screeners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,580
2.22% 9.19%
2016
$39,680
0.93% -
2015
$39,310
3.10% -
2014
$38,090
2.63% -
2013
$37,090
0.65% -
2012
$36,850
- -

Table 2. Transportation Security Screeners Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of transportation security screeners in 5 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 $41,530. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,270).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,530
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,610
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,870
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,500
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,270

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 $36,940 to $44,840. The highest paying state for transportation security screeners is Alaska with a median annual salary of $44,840. The lowest paying state is New Mexico with a median annual salary of $36,940. For more salary information of transportation security screeners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$44,840
Rhode Island
$42,630
Connecticut
$42,610
New Jersey
$42,440
North Dakota
$42,280
New York
$42,230
California
$41,940
New Hampshire
$41,710
Texas
$41,330
Illinois
$41,050
Virginia
$40,900
Maine
$40,870
Massachusetts
$40,780
Michigan
$40,630
Maryland
$40,330
Colorado
$40,110
Pennsylvania
$40,050
Florida
$39,480
Hawaii
$39,470
Georgia
$39,420
Minnesota
$39,180
Washington
$39,050
Arizona
$38,750
Ohio
$38,740
Wisconsin
$38,730
Puerto Rico
$38,700
Vermont
$38,690
Oregon
$38,520
Kentucky
$38,450
Montana
$38,330
Guam
$38,290
Alabama
$38,160
North Carolina
$38,120
Nevada
$37,690
Missouri
$37,600
Virgin Islands
$37,580
Mississippi
$37,580
West Virginia
$37,490
Wyoming
$37,450
Oklahoma
$37,400
Arkansas
$37,380
Indiana
$37,280
South Carolina
$37,210
Tennessee
$37,200
Kansas
$37,200
Louisiana
$37,200
South Dakota
$37,040
Utah
$37,040
Iowa
$37,040
Nebraska
$37,040
Idaho
$37,000
New Mexico
$36,940



Related:

💰 Highest paying states for transportation security screeners

💰 Highest paying cities for transportation security screeners

💰 Highest paying industries for transportation security screeners.