Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
43,220 0.7 % $18.56 $38,600 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.75 $17.05 $18.31 $19.75 $21.90
Annual Wage (2) $32,770 $35,470 $38,090 $41,090 $45,560


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) 41,580 2.10 $18.72 $38,930
Investigation and Security Services 710 0.08 $12.02 $25,010
Support Activities for Air Transportation 540 0.31 $16.81 $34,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 0.00 $17.09 $35,540

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) 41,580 2.10 $18.72 $38,930
Support Activities for Air Transportation 540 0.31 $16.81 $34,960
Investigation and Security Services 710 0.08 $12.02 $25,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 0.00 $17.09 $35,540

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) 41,580 2.10 $18.72 $38,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $17.09 $35,540
Support Activities for Air Transportation 540 0.31 $16.81 $34,960
Freight Transportation Arrangement (8) (8) $14.25 $29,640
Investigation and Security Services 710 0.08 $12.02 $25,010


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 5,250 0.68 2.14 $18.04 $37,510
California 4,890 0.32 1.01 $19.30 $40,140
Texas 3,510 0.31 0.98 $18.83 $39,160
Virginia 1,700 0.47 1.46 $18.44 $38,350
Hawaii 1,330 2.18 6.81 $16.47 $34,260




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 1,330 2.18 6.81 $16.47 $34,260
Alaska 350 1.08 3.37 $21.27 $44,250
Nevada 1,120 0.94 2.94 $17.66 $36,730
Florida 5,250 0.68 2.14 $18.04 $37,510
Virginia 1,700 0.47 1.46 $18.44 $38,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 350 1.08 3.37 $21.27 $44,250
Connecticut 250 0.15 0.48 $20.20 $42,020
New Hampshire 160 0.26 0.80 $19.71 $41,000
New Jersey 1,300 0.34 1.05 $19.43 $40,420
California 4,890 0.32 1.01 $19.30 $40,140





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 2,680 0.50 1.55 $19.36 $40,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,560 0.63 1.97 $18.93 $39,380
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,210 1.26 3.94 $19.48 $40,510
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,150 0.40 1.26 $19.97 $41,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,130 0.47 1.48 $18.45 $38,370
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,090 1.01 3.15 $18.05 $37,550
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.16 3.62 $18.68 $38,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,060 0.59 1.84 $18.82 $39,150
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 960 1.10 3.45 $17.66 $36,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 930 0.51 1.58 $18.43 $38,330




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)
Honolulu, HI 880 1.97 6.14 $15.79 $32,840
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.64 5.13 $19.54 $40,640
Manchester, NH 160 1.51 4.74 $19.76 $41,100
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,210 1.26 3.94 $19.48 $40,510
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 910 1.20 3.76 $18.07 $37,590
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.16 3.62 $18.68 $38,860
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 250 1.12 3.50 $17.68 $36,770
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 960 1.10 3.45 $17.66 $36,740
Anchorage, AK 180 1.03 3.21 $19.63 $40,840
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,090 1.01 3.15 $18.05 $37,550




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 240 0.25 0.78 $21.75 $45,240
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.27 0.85 $21.31 $44,330
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.15 0.48 $20.96 $43,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.20 0.63 $20.60 $42,850
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.35 1.08 $20.43 $42,500
Springfield, MA-CT 240 0.81 2.54 $20.20 $42,020
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.18 $20.18 $41,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,150 0.40 1.26 $19.97 $41,530
Manchester, NH 160 1.51 4.74 $19.76 $41,100
Anchorage, AK 180 1.03 3.21 $19.63 $40,840

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 450 2.76 8.61 $17.80 $37,010
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.56 8.01 $24.97 $51,940
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.80 $17.39 $36,170
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 0.95 $17.38 $36,150
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 2.17 $21.51 $44,740

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 450 2.76 8.61 $17.80 $37,010
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.56 8.01 $24.97 $51,940
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 2.17 $21.51 $44,740
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.80 $17.39 $36,170
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 1.51 $18.10 $37,640

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 90 2.56 8.01 $24.97 $51,940
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 2.17 $21.51 $44,740
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 0.99 $18.35 $38,170
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 1.51 $18.10 $37,640
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 450 2.76 8.61 $17.80 $37,010


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015