Airport Screener

Career Overview

A person at an airport who uses specialized machinery to see if passengers are carrying anything that could be dangerous.


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.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$20,000 /yr
$39,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Criminal Justice
  • Foreign Languages
Work Environment

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

Future Outlook

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