Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
42,470 0.3 % $19.69 $40,960 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.34 $17.81 $19.51 $20.86 $23.13
Annual Wage (2) $34,000 $37,040 $40,580 $43,390 $48,100


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) 40,930 2.02 $19.68 $40,930
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $19.20 $39,940
Investigation and Security Services 280 0.03 $14.92 $31,040
Support Activities for Air Transportation 240 0.12 $16.82 $34,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 0.00 $20.98 $43,650

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) 40,930 2.02 $19.68 $40,930
Support Activities for Air Transportation 240 0.12 $16.82 $34,990
Investigation and Security Services 280 0.03 $14.92 $31,040
Scheduled Air Transportation 80 0.02 $19.26 $40,060
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $19.20 $39,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Freight Transportation Arrangement (8) (8) $20.99 $43,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 (7) $20.98 $43,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40,930 2.02 $19.68 $40,930
Scheduled Air Transportation 80 0.02 $19.26 $40,060
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $19.20 $39,940


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 4,750 0.56 1.90 $19.32 $40,200
California 4,610 0.28 0.93 $20.66 $42,970
New York 3,600 0.39 1.31 $19.78 $41,140
Texas 3,410 0.29 0.96 $20.08 $41,770
Illinois 2,180 0.37 1.23 $19.91 $41,410




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 1,050 1.65 5.55 $19.22 $39,970
Alaska 410 1.29 4.32 $22.67 $47,160
Nevada 1,120 0.85 2.87 $18.72 $38,940
Florida 4,750 0.56 1.90 $19.32 $40,200
Virginia 1,690 0.45 1.50 $19.51 $40,580




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 1.29 4.32 $22.67 $47,160
Connecticut 240 0.14 0.48 $21.14 $43,970
North Dakota 150 0.36 1.20 $21.04 $43,760
Rhode Island 160 0.33 1.11 $20.99 $43,670
New Jersey 1,230 0.31 1.03 $20.97 $43,610



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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 2,400 0.54 1.82 $20.46 $42,560
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.51 1.71 $20.15 $41,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.51 1.70 $22.54 $46,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.10 3.68 $19.93 $41,450
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.97 3.27 $21.11 $43,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,070 0.36 1.22 $21.61 $44,950
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,030 0.56 1.88 $19.80 $41,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 950 0.48 1.60 $19.12 $39,760
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 940 0.78 2.62 $18.77 $39,040
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 860 0.59 2.00 $19.45 $40,460


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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 2.60 8.74 $19.18 $39,900
Fairbanks, AK 70 1.88 6.32 $24.56 $51,090
Urban Honolulu, HI 580 1.27 4.26 $19.33 $40,200
Anchorage, AK 200 1.15 3.87 $20.03 $41,670
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.10 3.68 $19.93 $41,450
New Bern, NC 50 1.06 3.55 $20.09 $41,790
Manchester, NH 120 1.05 3.52 $20.62 $42,880
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 250 0.98 3.29 $18.41 $38,280
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.97 3.27 $21.11 $43,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.84 2.80 $19.88 $41,340


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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 70 1.88 6.32 $24.56 $51,090
Bismarck, ND 40 0.52 1.75 $23.07 $47,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.51 1.70 $22.54 $46,880
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.13 0.43 $22.54 $46,870
Midland, TX 50 0.51 1.71 $22.31 $46,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.25 0.83 $22.13 $46,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 220 0.15 0.52 $22.04 $45,850
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.26 0.87 $21.89 $45,540
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.15 $21.71 $45,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,070 0.36 1.22 $21.61 $44,950

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 2.75 9.21 $19.00 $39,520
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.72 9.11 $25.06 $52,120
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 1.79 $19.82 $41,230
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.56 $22.53 $46,850
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 1.86 $20.31 $42,250

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 2.75 9.21 $19.00 $39,520
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.72 9.11 $25.06 $52,120
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 1.86 $20.31 $42,250
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 1.79 $19.82 $41,230
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.56 $22.53 $46,850

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 100 2.72 9.11 $25.06 $52,120
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.56 $22.53 $46,850
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 1.86 $20.31 $42,250
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.51 $19.97 $41,540
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 1.79 $19.82 $41,230


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018