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What is the average salary for TSA screeners?

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As of 2012, transportation security officers employed by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration receive salaries at the federal pay grades of D or E. The annual salary for pay grade D ranges between $25,518 and $38,277, while the salary for pay grade E is between $29,302 and $44,007 per year.

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In 2010, full-time transportation security officers with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration typically received starting salaries of $29,000 per year. However, many newly hired officers begin as part-time employees earning $14 an hour. Transportation security officers are entry-level security personnel employed at airports to screen passengers and their baggage using x-ray machines and body scanners.

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