Transportation security screeners

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Total Workforce

38.6k

Average Age

40

Estimated Job Growth

2.6%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$44,912

Average Male Salary

$46,936

Average Female Salary

$40,453

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Transportation security screeners and on wages and locations for those in the field. National security & international affairs is the industry that employs the most Transportation security screeners, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Transportation security screeners, by average wage, is Justice, public order, & safety activities . Transportation security screeners are paid most in Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI but are relatively concentrated in Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$44,912

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,637

In 2017, Transportation security screeners earned an average of $44,912, $7,153 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Clergy make somewhat more than Transportation security screeners while Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Transportation security screeners as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.264

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Transportation security screeners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.264, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Transportation security screeners (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Transportation security screeners.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Transportation security screeners

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Transportation security screeners.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Transportation security screeners, by number of employees, are National security & international affairs, Services incidental to transportation, and Investigation & security services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Transportation security screeners, by average wage, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , National security & international affairs, and Air transportation.

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Industries by Share

38.6k

2017 Workforce

± 4,824

-10.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 19.3%

The number of people employed as Transportation security screeners has been declining at a rate of -10.8%, from 43,311 people in 2016 to 38,612 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Transportation security screeners employed by various industries. National security & international affairs employs the largest share of Transportation security screeners at  76%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 12.9% and Investigation & security services with 5.15%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Transportation security screeners in the US. The average age of male Transportation security screeners in the workforce is 40.4 and of female Transportation security screeners is 38.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation security screeners is White.

Gender Composition

26.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,001

12.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,695

68.8% of Transportation security screeners are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Transportation security screeners.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Transportation security screeners

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

54% of Transportation security screeners are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 27.1% of Transportation security screeners, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Transportation security screeners.

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Age by Gender

40.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.1

38.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.89

The median age of Transportation security screeners is 40, and Male employees are generally 1.54 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Transportation security screeners from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Transportation security screeners is Business but a relatively high number of Transportation security screeners hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Transportation security screeners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Transportation security screeners need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Critical Thinking, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Transportation security screeners need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Transportation security screeners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Transportation security screeners are expected to see a growth of 2.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

2.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Transportation security screeners. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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