TSA screeners' salaries are based on their employee level, but they range from $25,000 to $44,000 annually. TSA employee levels are based on alphabetical bands and range from level A to level M.
General airport security screeners, known as officers, start at either band D, with an annual salary of $25,000 to $38,000, or at band E, with an annual salary of $29,000 to $44,000 per year. These are the employees most commonly responsible for screening passengers and baggage. Employees at band A, the lowest level, make between $17,000 and $25,000 per year on average. Those employed at band M, the highest level, make between $120,000 and $155,000 per year on average.