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Working As A Security Screener

  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $75,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Security Screener does

  • Conduct bag searches and luggage searches.
  • Make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
  • Report all incidents, accidents and medical emergencies to law enforcement.
  • Certified to operate EDS, EDT and CTX machines.
  • Control flow of passengers into sterile area of airport.
  • Checked bags, hand wand.
  • Use of hand Wands, Walk Thru, X-ray machines, ETD/IED machines.
  • Participated in information briefings concerning sensitive information.
  • Screen passengers before boarding flights.
  • Perform pat-down or hand-held wand searches of passengers who have triggered machine alarms or are unable to pass through metal detectors.
  • Check for explosives, weapon and hazardous materials * Respond to emergency situate ions as needed
  • Search individuals for illegal or dangerous items.
  • Monitor employees flow through screening checkpoints to ensure order and efficiency.
  • Direct passenger flow of all International flights to customs.
  • Provide Security Screening of air travelers from the Henry E. Rolsen Airport
  • Prevented dangerous objects from being transported.
  • Briefed passengers according to company and FAA requirements.
  • Pay attention to detail and be very organized while looking for Improvised Explosive Devices.
  • Front Line security servicing Detroit Metro Airport.
  • Certified in using cutting edge imaging and explosive detection machines.

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Average Yearly Salary
$75,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$34,000
Min 10%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Median 50%
$166,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Minneapolis, MN
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
1.9 years
How much does a Security Screener make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Security Screener in the United States is $75,678 per year or $36 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $34,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $166,000.

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Top Skills for A Security Screener

  1. Angry Passengers
  2. Bag Searches
  3. X-Ray Machines
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted full body pat down on passengers and conducted bag searches on all bags.
  • Operated security equipment such as x-ray machines and explosives detector.
  • Enforced standard operating procedures to ensure safety of passengers.
  • Performed these security missions in a courteous and professional manner, utilizing exceptional customer service skills.
  • Developed and implemented security procedures to be sure regulatory and corporate standards were met and complaint ratios were reduced.

Security Screener Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 2,056 Security Screener resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Security Screener Demographics

Gender

Male

49.3%

Female

38.4%

Unknown

12.3%
Ethnicity

White

58.9%

Hispanic or Latino

18.3%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.3%

French

9.0%

Arabic

5.1%

Chinese

2.6%

German

2.6%

Mandarin

2.6%

Hindi

2.6%

Thai

2.6%

Italian

2.6%

Portuguese

1.3%

Samoan

1.3%

Filipino

1.3%

Cantonese

1.3%

Dari

1.3%

Carrier

1.3%

Tagalog

1.3%

Urdu

1.3%
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Security Screener Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.4%

Miami Dade College

13.3%

The Academy

5.6%

Strayer University

5.6%

Broward College

5.1%

Florida International University

5.1%

Everest Institute

4.1%

American InterContinental University

4.1%

Liberty University

4.1%

Valencia College

3.6%

Florida Career College - Miami

3.6%

Kaplan University

3.6%

Ashford University

3.1%

Arizona State University

3.1%

Salt Lake Community College

3.1%

Walden University

3.1%

Saint Leo University

3.1%

University of Maryland - University College

2.6%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

2.6%

Central Texas College

2.6%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

27.0%

Business

20.4%

Health Care Administration

5.0%

General Studies

4.6%

Psychology

4.2%

Medical Assisting Services

3.8%

Computer Science

3.7%

Accounting

3.7%

Education

3.3%

Nursing

3.2%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Sociology

2.5%

Finance

2.3%

Communication

1.9%

Human Services

1.9%

Human Resources Management

1.8%

Law Enforcement

1.8%

Law

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.7%
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Degrees

Other

35.9%

Bachelors

27.1%

Associate

17.9%

Certificate

8.8%

Masters

6.0%

Diploma

3.0%

Doctorate

0.8%

License

0.5%
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