Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
41,820 0.4 % $19.25 $40,050 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.33 $17.55 $18.90 $20.35 $22.60
Annual Wage (2) $33,970 $36,500 $39,310 $42,320 $47,020


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) 40,140 2.02 $19.31 $40,160
Investigation and Security Services 550 0.06 $13.99 $29,090
Support Activities for Air Transportation 340 0.19 $17.61 $36,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $17.34 $36,060
Rail Transportation 110 0.05 $49.44 $102,830

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) 40,140 2.02 $19.31 $40,160
Support Activities for Air Transportation 340 0.19 $17.61 $36,620
Investigation and Security Services 550 0.06 $13.99 $29,090
Rail Transportation 110 0.05 $49.44 $102,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $17.34 $36,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 110 0.05 $49.44 $102,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40,140 2.02 $19.31 $40,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 70 (7) $19.10 $39,730
Support Activities for Air Transportation 340 0.19 $17.61 $36,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $17.34 $36,060


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 5,080 0.64 2.11 $18.58 $38,640
California 4,840 0.31 1.03 $19.86 $41,310
Texas 3,380 0.29 0.96 $19.56 $40,690
Illinois 2,140 0.36 1.20 $19.41 $40,380
Virginia 1,670 0.45 1.50 $19.08 $39,680



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 1,020 1.65 5.44 $18.54 $38,570
Florida 5,080 0.64 2.11 $18.58 $38,640
Virginia 1,670 0.45 1.50 $19.08 $39,680
Arizona 1,070 0.41 1.36 $18.91 $39,330
Illinois 2,140 0.36 1.20 $19.41 $40,380



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 240 0.14 0.47 $20.80 $43,270
New Jersey 1,250 0.32 1.05 $20.15 $41,920
California 4,840 0.31 1.03 $19.86 $41,310
New Hampshire 190 0.29 0.97 $19.61 $40,790
Wisconsin 460 0.16 0.54 $19.57 $40,710




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.42 1.39 $20.00 $41,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.62 2.05 $19.52 $40,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.53 1.75 $19.62 $40,810
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.31 4.31 $18.47 $38,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.53 1.76 $21.74 $45,220
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.00 3.30 $20.26 $42,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,100 0.44 1.46 $19.11 $39,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,050 0.36 1.18 $20.93 $43,530
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.07 3.52 $19.35 $40,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,030 0.59 1.93 $19.39 $40,320



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)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 180 2.44 8.04 $17.97 $37,380
Manchester, NH 180 1.68 5.55 $19.63 $40,820
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.48 4.88 $19.16 $39,840
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.31 4.31 $18.47 $38,410
Urban Honolulu, HI 580 1.27 4.20 $18.91 $39,330
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 920 1.19 3.91 $18.68 $38,860
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.07 3.52 $19.35 $40,260
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 240 1.01 3.33 $18.56 $38,610
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.00 3.30 $20.26 $42,140
Anchorage, AK 180 0.99 3.28 $20.25 $42,120



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 270 0.27 0.88 $22.04 $45,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.53 1.76 $21.74 $45,220
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.28 0.92 $21.56 $44,850
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 0.25 0.84 $21.39 $44,490
Midland, TX 40 0.42 1.38 $21.25 $44,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.18 0.59 $21.12 $43,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,050 0.36 1.18 $20.93 $43,530
Springfield, MA-CT 230 0.72 2.36 $20.76 $43,180
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.16 $20.70 $43,050
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 280 0.27 0.89 $20.42 $42,460

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 270 2.85 9.40 $18.13 $37,720
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.11 6.94 $22.29 $46,360
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.30 $17.48 $36,350
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 1.87 $18.79 $39,080
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.20 $21.92 $45,600

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 270 2.85 9.40 $18.13 $37,720
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.11 6.94 $22.29 $46,360
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 1.87 $18.79 $39,080
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.30 $17.48 $36,350
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.20 $21.92 $45,600

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 80 2.11 6.94 $22.29 $46,360
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.20 $21.92 $45,600
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.68 $40,920
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.57 1.87 $18.79 $39,080
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.12 $18.59 $38,670


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016