Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

33-9093 Transportation Security Screeners* (federal only)

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)
42,430 0.1 % $18.10 $37,650 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.11 $16.39 $17.82 $19.22 $21.56
Annual Wage (2) $31,430 $34,090 $37,070 $39,990 $44,850


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) 42,050 2.07 $18.09 $37,630

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) 42,050 2.07 $18.09 $37,630

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) 42,050 2.07 $18.09 $37,630


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)
California 5,070 0.36 1.08 $18.86 $39,240
Florida 4,720 0.66 1.99 $17.73 $36,880
Texas 3,230 0.32 0.96 $18.52 $38,530
New York 3,210 0.39 1.15 $18.65 $38,780
Illinois 1,970 0.36 1.07 $18.60 $38,690




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 1,110 1.95 5.84 $17.11 $35,580
Alaska 420 1.36 4.07 $16.93 $35,220
Nevada 1,090 0.98 2.94 $17.21 $35,800
Florida 4,720 0.66 1.99 $17.73 $36,880
Montana 240 0.56 1.67 $17.06 $35,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 410 0.23 0.68 $19.29 $40,120
Rhode Island 190 0.41 1.24 $19.27 $40,080
New Hampshire 170 0.27 0.82 $19.14 $39,810
Connecticut 320 0.20 0.61 $19.10 $39,740
New Jersey 1,110 0.30 0.89 $19.08 $39,680

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 2,540 0.67 1.99 $18.36 $38,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,520 0.51 1.52 $18.85 $39,200
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.50 1.50 $18.78 $39,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.52 1.56 $17.73 $36,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,140 1.19 3.57 $18.26 $37,980
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 1,050 1.10 3.28 $17.31 $36,000
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,050 1.10 3.30 $19.15 $39,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 990 0.60 1.79 $18.38 $38,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 960 0.39 1.16 $19.93 $41,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 940 0.52 1.55 $17.60 $36,610




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 60 1.74 5.22 $16.08 $33,450
Manchester, NH 160 1.64 4.91 $19.19 $39,920
Honolulu, HI 610 1.45 4.35 $15.87 $33,010
Anchorage, AK 220 1.35 4.04 $15.50 $32,240
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,140 1.19 3.57 $18.26 $37,980
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 820 1.19 3.56 $17.84 $37,110
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 220 1.15 3.43 $17.45 $36,290
Springfield, MA-CT 320 1.12 3.35 $19.06 $39,650
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 900 1.11 3.34 $17.23 $35,830
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 920 1.11 3.32 $18.70 $38,890




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)
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 50 0.20 0.61 $20.53 $42,710
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 320 0.38 1.12 $20.38 $42,390
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.36 1.07 $20.30 $42,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 960 0.39 1.16 $19.93 $41,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.27 0.80 $19.82 $41,220
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 250 0.50 1.51 $19.79 $41,150
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 60 0.60 1.81 $19.50 $40,560
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 0.26 $19.45 $40,460
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.16 0.49 $19.42 $40,390
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.42 1.26 $19.41 $40,370

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 / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 500 3.33 9.97 $18.61 $38,710
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.14 9.40 $19.81 $41,200
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 1.84 $16.98 $35,310
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 1.34 $17.19 $35,750
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 1.96 $19.61 $40,800

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 500 3.33 9.97 $18.61 $38,710
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.14 9.40 $19.81 $41,200
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 1.96 $19.61 $40,800
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 1.84 $16.98 $35,310
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 1.44 $16.37 $34,060

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.65 $42,960
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.14 9.40 $19.81 $41,200
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 1.96 $19.61 $40,800
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 500 3.33 9.97 $18.61 $38,710
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 0.97 $17.20 $35,770


About May 2010 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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