Airport Screener

What Does An Airport Screener Do?

Airport screeners use specialized machinery to see if airline passengers are carrying anything that could be dangerous.

How Do I Become An Airport Screener?

Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field may be necessary to obtain these positions. Most training for the position will occur on the job.

What is the Average Salary For An Airport Screener?

High – 45,000
Median – 39,000
Low – 20,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Airport Screener?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Foreign Languages

What Is The Work Environment For An Airport Screener?

Screeners work in airports and may work a combination of day and night shifts.

What Is The Future Outlook For An Airport Screener?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be An Airport Screener?