Transportation security screeners

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
43.1k
Average Age
40.4
Estimated Job Growth
−3.11%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$47,079
Average Male Salary
$49,320
Average Female Salary
$43,316

About

Transportation security screeners are most often employed by the National security & international affairs industry. The average yearly wage for Transportation security screeners was $47,079 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Transportation security screeners by wage are Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, and Conveyor operators & tenders, & hoist & winch operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Transportation security screeners are Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, Orange County (Southeast) PUMA, FL, and Miami Gardens City (North & West) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Transportation security screeners are Miami Gardens City (North & West) PUMA, FL, Opa-Locka City, West Little River & Westview PUMA, FL, and Orange County (Southeast) PUMA, FL.

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 Administration of human resource programs. Transportation security screeners are paid most in Peninsula Region & Tacoma City (West) PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Miami Gardens City (North & West) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,079
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,412

In 2020, Transportation security screeners earned an average of $47,079, $8,875 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders make somewhat more than Transportation security screeners while Conveyor operators & tenders, & hoist & winch operators 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

0.277
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Transportation security screeners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.277, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Transportation security screeners, by average wage, are Administration of human resource programs, Bus service & urban transit, and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Industries by Share

43.1k
2020 Workforce
± 5,096
3.82%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.3%

The number of people employed as Transportation security screeners has been growing at a rate of 3.82%, from 41,502 people in 2019 to 43,089 people in 2020.

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  75.7%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 12% and Investigation & security services with 4.05%.

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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 41.3 and of female Transportation security screeners is 38.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation security screeners is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

27k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,034
16.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,114

62.7% of Transportation security screeners are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Transportation security screeners.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Transportation security screeners
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

38% of Transportation security screeners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26.3% of Transportation security screeners, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

41.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.02
38.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.5

The median age of Transportation security screeners is 40.4, and Male employees are generally 2.42 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 Protective Services 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 Programming, Science, and Persuasion.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Transportation Security Screeners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Transportation Security Screeners are expected to see a growth of −3.11% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−3.11%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Transportation Security Screeners. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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