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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
42,750 0.4 % $19.31 $40,160 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.06 $17.45 $19.08 $20.47 $22.74
Annual Wage (2) $33,410 $36,300 $39,680 $42,570 $47,300


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) 40,900 2.02 $19.35 $40,250
Investigation and Security Services 600 0.07 $13.28 $27,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 340 0.01 $18.21 $37,880
Support Activities for Air Transportation 300 0.15 $17.55 $36,500
Rail Transportation 130 0.06 $45.70 $95,060

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) 40,900 2.02 $19.35 $40,250
Support Activities for Air Transportation 300 0.15 $17.55 $36,500
Investigation and Security Services 600 0.07 $13.28 $27,620
Rail Transportation 130 0.06 $45.70 $95,060
Scheduled Air Transportation 100 0.02 $18.83 $39,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 130 0.06 $45.70 $95,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40,900 2.02 $19.35 $40,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $19.22 $39,970
Scheduled Air Transportation 100 0.02 $18.83 $39,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 340 0.01 $18.21 $37,880


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 5,090 0.62 2.03 $18.73 $38,950
California 4,600 0.29 0.95 $20.36 $42,350
New York 3,590 0.40 1.30 $19.43 $40,420
Texas 3,420 0.29 0.96 $19.62 $40,810
Illinois 2,260 0.38 1.26 $19.42 $40,390




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 1.62 5.31 $18.73 $38,950
Alaska 420 1.29 4.25 $19.52 $40,600
Nevada 1,170 0.92 3.04 $18.15 $37,750
Florida 5,090 0.62 2.03 $18.73 $38,950
Virginia 1,700 0.45 1.48 $19.25 $40,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 150 0.32 1.05 $20.79 $43,250
New Hampshire 140 0.22 0.71 $20.66 $42,980
Connecticut 240 0.15 0.48 $20.67 $42,980
California 4,600 0.29 0.95 $20.36 $42,350
New Jersey 1,330 0.34 1.10 $20.18 $41,970





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 2,340 0.56 1.82 $20.16 $41,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.54 1.78 $19.60 $40,770
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.35 4.42 $18.69 $38,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.51 1.69 $22.12 $46,000
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,240 1.07 3.53 $20.26 $42,130
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,070 0.59 1.94 $19.36 $40,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,050 0.36 1.18 $21.11 $43,910
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 930 0.79 2.60 $18.59 $38,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 920 0.48 1.56 $18.92 $39,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 780 0.88 2.88 $19.29 $40,120




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 190 2.57 8.44 $17.88 $37,190
Fairbanks, AK 70 1.83 6.02 $18.54 $38,570
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.35 4.42 $18.69 $38,880
Anchorage, AK 220 1.27 4.16 $19.21 $39,950
Urban Honolulu, HI 580 1.26 4.13 $19.14 $39,820
Manchester, NH 140 1.23 4.04 $20.71 $43,070
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,240 1.07 3.53 $20.26 $42,130
New Bern, NC 40 0.98 3.22 $20.25 $42,120
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 240 0.95 3.13 $18.87 $39,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 780 0.88 2.88 $19.29 $40,120




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)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.12 0.39 $22.29 $46,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.51 1.69 $22.12 $46,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 260 0.25 0.83 $21.94 $45,640
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.27 0.88 $21.93 $45,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.17 0.55 $21.46 $44,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,050 0.36 1.18 $21.11 $43,910
Portland-South Portland, ME 70 0.37 1.21 $20.92 $43,520
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.16 $20.91 $43,500
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.27 0.88 $20.79 $43,250
Manchester, NH 140 1.23 4.04 $20.71 $43,070

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 / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 250 2.62 8.61 $18.40 $38,270
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.59 8.49 $19.70 $40,980
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 1.65 $17.32 $36,030
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50