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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 548548 0.027 2148
United States 46,10047,300 2.62,300 1,8004,220

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.6916.3417.81 19.5120.8623.13
Alaska 22.6717.0519.67 21.5624.7228.00
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.0317.0417.05 19.6721.4822.89
Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.5621.3021.31 24.4726.1527.86
Southeast Region 25.0621.3023.49 24.5626.8729.28

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
212 9.555.0 40.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation3
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 201
Number of job position postings 35
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.7

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

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation Security BS