Transportation Security Screeners (33-9093)

Occupation 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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 531564 6.23 811
United States 46,60042,400 -9.00 660660

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.3116.0617.45 19.0820.4722.74
Alaska 19.5216.6116.62 19.1620.8522.72
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.2116.6116.62 19.0820.8522.21
Fairbanks North Star Borough 18.5416.6116.62 19.0719.5821.61
Southeast Region 19.7016.6116.62 19.3821.1423.14
Balance of State 22.7916.6219.16 20.8427.1930.55

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
223 13.652.4 33.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation4
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 191
Number of job position postings 24
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation Security BS