Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

33-9093 Transportation Security Screeners

Conduct screening of passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. May operate basic security equipment such as x-ray machines and hand wands at screening checkpoints.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
45,790 0.8 % $17.98 $37,400 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.63 $16.09 $17.83 $19.34 $21.46
Annual Wage (2) $30,440 $33,470 $37,090 $40,230 $44,640


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 44,450 2.21 $18.07 $37,580
Support Activities for Air Transportation 620 0.37 $16.65 $34,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 0.00 $17.36 $36,110
Freight Transportation Arrangement 80 0.04 $14.75 $30,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 44,450 2.21 $18.07 $37,580
Support Activities for Air Transportation 620 0.37 $16.65 $34,630
Freight Transportation Arrangement 80 0.04 $14.75 $30,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 0.00 $17.36 $36,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 44,450 2.21 $18.07 $37,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $17.36 $36,110
Support Activities for Air Transportation 620 0.37 $16.65 $34,630
Freight Transportation Arrangement 80 0.04 $14.75 $30,680
Investigation and Security Services (8) (8) $11.65 $24,230


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 5,150 0.69 2.00 $17.83 $37,090
California 5,120 0.35 1.01 $18.78 $39,050
Texas 3,650 0.33 0.97 $18.20 $37,850
New York 3,650 0.42 1.22 $18.36 $38,190
Illinois 2,260 0.40 1.15 $18.31 $38,090




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,390 2.31 6.70 $16.06 $33,400
Alaska 410 1.27 3.68 $20.16 $41,930
Florida 5,150 0.69 2.00 $17.83 $37,090
Arizona 1,350 0.54 1.58 $17.31 $36,010
Colorado 1,120 0.49 1.41 $18.05 $37,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 410 1.27 3.68 $20.16 $41,930
Connecticut 280 0.17 0.49 $19.76 $41,100
New Hampshire 180 0.29 0.85 $18.95 $39,420
California 5,120 0.35 1.01 $18.78 $39,050
New Jersey 1,390 0.36 1.06 $18.70 $38,890





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,590 0.65 1.89 $18.50 $38,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.55 1.58 $18.51 $38,510
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,400 1.37 3.96 $17.93 $37,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,280 0.56 1.61 $17.35 $36,090
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,270 1.33 3.85 $18.90 $39,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,200 0.44 1.26 $19.21 $39,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,130 0.63 1.84 $17.30 $35,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,130 1.08 3.13 $17.43 $36,250
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,120 1.23 3.57 $17.96 $37,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,060 0.60 1.75 $18.42 $38,310




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fairbanks, AK 70 2.04 5.92 $18.87 $39,260
Honolulu, HI 880 1.98 5.74 $15.53 $32,310
Manchester, NH 180 1.74 5.04 $19.00 $39,530
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,400 1.37 3.96 $17.93 $37,290
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,270 1.33 3.85 $18.90 $39,310
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,120 1.23 3.57 $17.96 $37,360
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 880 1.20 3.49 $18.00 $37,430
Anchorage, AK 200 1.15 3.33 $18.20 $37,860
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,130 1.08 3.13 $17.43 $36,250
Missoula, MT 60 0.99 2.86 $17.35 $36,080




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 260 0.28 0.81 $21.31 $44,330
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.18 0.52 $20.94 $43,550
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.31 0.89 $20.61 $42,870
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.35 1.02 $20.34 $42,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 280 0.23 0.68 $19.82 $41,220
Springfield, MA-CT 270 0.91 2.65 $19.76 $41,110
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.18 $19.61 $40,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,200 0.44 1.26 $19.21 $39,950
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 250 0.48 1.38 $19.02 $39,560
Manchester, NH 180 1.74 5.04 $19.00 $39,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 520 3.21 9.30 $16.95 $35,250
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.05 8.84 $23.93 $49,780
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 2.34 $16.94 $35,240
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 2.56 $20.66 $42,960
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.73 $17.08 $35,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 520 3.21 9.30 $16.95 $35,250
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.05 8.84 $23.93 $49,780
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 2.56 $20.66 $42,960
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 2.34 $16.94 $35,240
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.73 $17.08 $35,530

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.05 8.84 $23.93 $49,780
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 2.56 $20.66 $42,960
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 0.86 $17.69 $36,800
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.16 $17.54 $36,490
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.73 $17.08 $35,530


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014