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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
46,730 0.3 % $20.34 $42,310 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.65 $18.28 $20.08 $21.72 $24.16
Annual Wage (2) $34,640 $38,010 $41,770 $45,180 $50,240


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) 43,480 2.16 $20.26 $42,130
Support Activities for Air Transportation 830 0.36 $16.01 $33,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 480 0.01 $20.06 $41,720

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) 43,480 2.16 $20.26 $42,130
Support Activities for Air Transportation 830 0.36 $16.01 $33,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 480 0.01 $20.06 $41,720

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) 43,480 2.16 $20.26 $42,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 480 0.01 $20.06 $41,720
Support Activities for Air Transportation 830 0.36 $16.01 $33,300
Scheduled Air Transportation (8) (8) $14.88 $30,960


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 5,410 0.62 1.94 $19.45 $40,460
Texas 3,890 0.31 0.98 $20.26 $42,140
New York 3,720 0.39 1.23 $20.27 $42,170
Illinois 2,060 0.34 1.07 $20.42 $42,470
Virginia 1,850 0.48 1.50 $19.69 $40,960




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 1,090 1.72 5.41 $21.08 $43,850
Alaska 390 1.21 3.82 $24.25 $50,440
Nevada 1,180 0.85 2.67 $18.97 $39,450
Florida 5,410 0.62 1.94 $19.45 $40,460
Montana 280 0.60 1.89 $19.42 $40,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 140 0.20 0.62 $52.48 $109,170
Alaska 390 1.21 3.82 $24.25 $50,440
North Dakota 160 0.37 1.18 $23.66 $49,210
Massachusetts 1,180 0.33 1.03 $21.72 $45,190
Connecticut 250 0.15 0.47 $21.49 $44,710





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,300 0.45 1.40 $20.66 $42,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,780 0.44 1.40 $20.88 $43,440
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,490 0.94 2.96 $20.27 $42,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,800 0.39 1.21 $20.65 $42,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,480 0.47 1.47 $23.16 $48,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,290 0.47 1.47 $19.80 $41,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,210 0.40 1.25 $21.66 $45,050
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,090 0.85 2.66 $18.62 $38,740
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,030 1.01 3.16 $18.98 $39,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 960 0.45 1.42 $19.68 $40,940




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 2.52 7.91 $23.24 $48,330
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.91 6.01 $25.76 $53,580
Punta Gorda, FL 70 1.52 4.77 $16.28 $33,860
Billings, MT 120 1.39 4.36 $19.53 $40,610
Urban Honolulu, HI 630 1.38 4.34 $19.55 $40,650
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 320 1.17 3.67 $18.43 $38,340
Anchorage, AK 180 1.03 3.22 $20.79 $43,240
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,030 1.01 3.16 $18.98 $39,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,490 0.94 2.96 $20.27 $42,150
Manchester, NH 110 0.92 2.90 $21.48 $44,680




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)
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.91 6.01 $25.76 $53,580
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 320 0.28 0.88 $24.57 $51,100
Bismarck, ND 40 0.55 1.73 $24.48 $50,930
Fargo, ND-MN 50 0.32 1.01 $23.57 $49,020
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.13 0.41 $23.45 $48,780
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 190 2.52 7.91 $23.24 $48,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,480 0.47 1.47 $23.16 $48,180
Midland, TX 50 0.44 1.39 $22.66 $47,120
Cedar Rapids, IA 60 0.39 1.23 $22.52 $46,830
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 900 0.44 1.40 $21.81 $45,370

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 270 2.65 8.32 $23.16 $48,180
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.31 4.11 $27.94 $58,110
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.84 $18.66 $38,820
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.27 $19.72 $41,020
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.21 $20.76 $43,170

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 / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 270 2.65 8.32 $23.16 $48,180
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.31 4.11 $27.94 $58,110
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.84 $18.66 $38,820
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 1.68 $20.87 $43,410
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.27 $19.72 $41,020

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.31 4.11 $27.94 $58,110
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 0.98 $23.94 $49,790
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.13 $23.67 $49,220
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 270 2.65 8.32 $23.16 $48,180
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 1.68 $20.87 $43,410


About May 2019 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.

(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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020