Transportation Security Screeners

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
66%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-1.4 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$50,020
or $24.05 per hour
Volume
47,950
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.1/10

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Automation risk

66% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Persuasion

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Transportation Security Screeners' job openings is expected to decline 1.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Transportation Security Screeners' was $50,020, or $24 per hour

'Transportation Security Screeners' were paid 4.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 47,950 people employed as 'Transportation Security Screeners' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 3 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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