Transportation Security Screeners

3.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
66%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-1.4%
by 2031
WAGES
$45,470
or $21.86 hourly
VOLUME
48,320
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 66% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Transportation Security Screeners' job openings is expected to decline by -1.4% by 2031
'Transportation Security Screeners' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Transportation Security Screeners' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Transportation Security Screeners' was $45,470, or $21.86 hourly
'Transportation Security Screeners' are paid 0.6% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as transportation security screeners?

As of 2021 there were 48,320 people employed as Transportation Security Screeners within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Transportation Security Screeners.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 33-9093.00

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