Transportation security screeners

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Total Workforce

47.1k

Average Age

40.3

Average Salary

$42,897

Average Male Salary

$45,682

Average Female Salary

$39,047

About

Transportation security screeners are most often employed by the National security & international affairs industry. The average yearly wage for Transportation security screeners was $42,897 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Transportation security screeners by wage are Meter readers, utilities, Mental health counselors, and Insulation workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Transportation security screeners are Tacoma (Port) & Bonney Lake (Northwest) Cities PUMA, WA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Transportation security screeners are Tacoma (Port) & Bonney Lake (Northwest) Cities PUMA, WA.

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 Investigation & security services. Transportation security screeners are paid most in Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI but are relatively concentrated in Tacoma (Port) & Bonney Lake (Northwest) Cities PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$42,897

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,218

In 2018, Transportation security screeners earned an average of $42,897, $10,991 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Meter readers, utilities make somewhat more than Transportation security screeners while Insulation workers 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

0.279

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Transportation security screeners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.279, 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

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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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Industries by Share

47.1k

2018 Workforce

± 5,329

22%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13.8%

The number of people employed as Transportation security screeners has been growing at a rate of 22%, from 38,612 people in 2017 to 47,121 people in 2018.

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  74.4%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 16% and Investigation & security services with 2.91%.

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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 41.8 and of female Transportation security screeners is 38.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation security screeners is White.

Gender Composition

27.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,059

19.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,452

58% 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. Other

55.7% of Transportation security screeners are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.1% 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

41.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.1

38.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.2

The median age of Transportation security screeners is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 3.63 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, Persuasion, and Systems Evaluation.

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