How To Find a TSA Screener's Salary

Finding a TSA screener's salary is easy and fast when done through the internet. First, go to, which is the federal government's official job site. Then, go to "Search Jobs" in the middle of the page. Type in "screener" in the first white box, and put your city and state or zip code in the right-hand box. If you would just like to see all the matches for "screener" across the entire nation, do not enter your city and state or zip code. After completing the two boxes, click "Run Search," the blue button underneath the two white boxes where you just typed.

This will bring you immediately to a page listing all the available government jobs that match your search. You will find that the starting salary for a TSA screener is about $28,000. Depending on the location of the position, as well as your own experience and qualifications, that salary can increase to about $43,000.

Each job listing will also indicate the location of the job. For example, one job may say "US-KS-Wichita." This means that the job is within the United States (US), is in the state of Kansas (KS) and in the city of Wichita (Wichita). Likewise, a listing that reads "US-TX-Midland-Odessa" indicates that the job is once again within the United States, is in the state of Texas, and near the cities of Midland and Odessa. If two cities are listed, it is because they are located near each other and have just one airport serving them. In this case, Midland International Airport serves both Midland and Odessa.

Clicking on the specific job listing will bring you to another page, which will give you even more information about that particular job. For example, by clicking on the screener's job for Gilette, Wyomming, you will see that the job application process will be held from Friday, July 10, 2009 to Friday, July 24, 2009. They also list key requirements for the job. Airport screeners must be able to repeatedly lift and carry up to 70 pounds. They must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national who can speak English, and they also must be able to perform well in a stressful environment.

Applicants can also click on the "Benefits and Other Info" tab at the top to see other benefits to working as a screener other than pay. For example, employees can opt into a health insurance plan, a retirement plan, and a life insurance plan.


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