Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Transportation Security Officer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$55,772 / yrTotal Pay
$35,839 / yrBase Pay
$19,933 / yrAdditional Pay

$55,772

 / yr
$28K$420K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Transportation Security Officer is $55,772 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $35,839 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $19,933 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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For Security Officer

$52,901 /yr
Security Officer
$62,909 /yr
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TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
3.0

TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

Transportation Security Officer

$44,312

 /yr
Range: $28K - $58K

$28K

$58K

$27,645 - $57,530 Range

TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
3.0

TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly

$9

$24

$9 - $24 Range

US Department of Homeland Security
3.7

US Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Officer

$45,325

 /yr
Range: $33K - $60K

$33K

$60K

$32,934 - $59,922 Range

US Department of Homeland Security
3.7

US Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Officer

$40,119

 /yr
Range: $33K - $49K

$33K

$49K

$33,000 - $49,395 Range

Covenant Services
2.7

Covenant Services

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $22 - $28

$22

$28

$22 - $28 Range

TSA
2.8

TSA

Transportation Security Officer

$48,175

 /yr
Range: $32K - $51K

$32K

$51K

$32,160 - $51,316 Range

Trinity Technology Group (VA)
2.7

Trinity Technology Group (VA)

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $17 - $23

$17

$23

$17 - $23 Range

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Allied Universal
3.1

Allied Universal

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly

$18

$26

$18 - $26 Range

G4S
3.3

G4S

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly

$25

$30

$25 - $30 Range

Akal Global
2.6

Akal Global

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $19 - $34

$19

$34

$19 - $34 Range

G4S Secure Solutions
3.4

G4S Secure Solutions

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly
About 

$27 -$32

 hourly

$27

$32

$27 - $32 Range

TSA
2.8

TSA

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly
About 

$18 -$20

 hourly

$18

$20

$18 - $20 Range

VMD Corp
3.4

VMD Corp

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly
About 

$17 -$20

 hourly

$17

$20

$17 - $20 Range

Trinity Technology Group (VA)
2.7

Trinity Technology Group (VA)

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly
About 

$17 -$19

 hourly

$17

$19

$17 - $19 Range

GEO
3.1

GEO

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly
About 

$17 -$30

 hourly

$17

$30

$17 - $30 Range

DHS
3.0

DHS

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly
About 

$16 -$21

 hourly

$16

$21

$16 - $21 Range

Transcor America
3.1

Transcor America

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly
About 

$15 -$22

 hourly

$15

$22

$15 - $22 Range

FirstLine Transportation Security
1.2

FirstLine Transportation Security

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly
About 

$16 -$18

 hourly

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

Trailboss Enterprises
3.2

Trailboss Enterprises

Transportation Security Officer - Hourly
About 

$24 -$27

 hourly

$24

$27

$24 - $27 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Transportation Security Officer

$37K

$40K

$37,208 - $40,314 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Transportation Security Officer salaries

The national average salary for a Transportation Security Officer is $41,714 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Transportation Security Officer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 462 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Transportation Security Officer employees.

The highest salary for a Transportation Security Officer in United States is $50,471 per year.

The lowest salary for a Transportation Security Officer in United States is $34,476 per year.

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