Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
45,320 0.0 % $17.98 $37,400 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.94 $16.17 $17.74 $19.17 $21.39
Annual Wage (2) $31,080 $33,630 $36,910 $39,860 $44,490


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) 45,320 2.20 $17.98 $37,400

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) 45,320 2.20 $17.98 $37,400

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) 45,320 2.20 $17.98 $37,400


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 5,320 0.38 1.07 $18.63 $38,750
Florida 4,910 0.69 1.94 $17.77 $36,950
New York 3,660 0.43 1.23 $18.33 $38,130
Texas 3,480 0.34 0.96 $18.35 $38,160
Illinois 2,260 0.41 1.15 $18.23 $37,920




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 1,120 1.94 5.49 $17.35 $36,080
Alaska 420 1.33 3.77 $18.80 $39,100
Nevada 1,210 1.09 3.08 $16.98 $35,310
Florida 4,910 0.69 1.94 $17.77 $36,950
Montana 240 0.57 1.60 $16.91 $35,180




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 170 0.37 1.06 $19.75 $41,090
New Hampshire 180 0.30 0.84 $18.98 $39,480
New Jersey 1,250 0.33 0.93 $18.93 $39,360
Louisiana 510 0.28 0.78 $18.83 $39,170
Alaska 420 1.33 3.77 $18.80 $39,100





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,930 0.58 1.64 $18.48 $38,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,710 0.71 2.00 $18.28 $38,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.58 1.63 $18.37 $38,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.62 1.75 $17.52 $36,440
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,310 1.34 3.79 $17.89 $37,210
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,180 1.24 3.51 $18.98 $39,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,120 0.50 1.42 $17.40 $36,200
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,090 0.65 1.84 $18.14 $37,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,080 0.42 1.19 $19.58 $40,720
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.25 3.54 $18.14 $37,740




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 80 2.35 6.65 $17.03 $35,420
Manchester, NH 170 1.74 4.92 $19.07 $39,670
Honolulu, HI 620 1.45 4.09 $17.11 $35,580
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,310 1.34 3.79 $17.89 $37,210
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,040 1.29 3.65 $16.89 $35,120
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.25 3.54 $18.14 $37,740
Springfield, MA-CT 360 1.24 3.51 $18.74 $38,970
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,180 1.24 3.51 $18.98 $39,470
Anchorage, AK 200 1.20 3.38 $17.23 $35,840
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 800 1.15 3.26 $18.20 $37,850




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 300 0.34 0.96 $20.86 $43,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.36 1.03 $20.39 $42,410
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 50 0.20 0.57 $20.25 $42,130
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.16 0.46 $19.82 $41,220
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 170 0.31 0.89 $19.75 $41,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 0.23 $19.61 $40,780
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,080 0.42 1.19 $19.58 $40,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.29 0.81 $19.19 $39,920
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 320 0.63 1.79 $19.09 $39,700
Manchester, NH 170 1.74 4.92 $19.07 $39,670

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 510 3.33 9.42 $17.64 $36,680
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.06 8.65 $22.44 $46,670
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 1.84 $16.74 $34,810
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.90 2.56 $19.35 $40,240
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 1.60 $16.93 $35,210

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 510 3.33 9.42 $17.64 $36,680
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.06 8.65 $22.44 $46,670
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 2.24 6.34 $20.71 $43,070
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.90 2.56 $19.35 $40,240
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 1.84 $16.74 $34,810

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 110 3.06 8.65 $22.44 $46,670
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 2.24 6.34 $20.71 $43,070
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.90 2.56 $19.35 $40,240
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 510 3.33 9.42 $17.64 $36,680
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 1.20 $17.52 $36,440


About May 2011 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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