Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Tennessee cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,890
25th Percentile Wage
$47,330
50th Percentile Wage
$59,130
75th Percentile Wage
$75,740
90th Percentile Wage
$100,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.22
25th Percentile Wage
$22.76
50th Percentile Wage
$28.43
75th Percentile Wage
$36.40
90th Percentile Wage
$48.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.11. The median hourly salary is $28.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.22.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,1300.63%4.60%
201558,760-0.26%-
201458,9102.10%-
201357,6702.18%-
201256,410--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Tennessee ranges from $47,010 to $61,000. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $61,000. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $60,170). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$61,000
Knoxville
$60,170
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$60,020
Memphis
$59,030
Morristown
$57,850
Chattanooga
$57,590
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,860
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,600
Johnson City
$52,510
Jackson
$52,430
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$51,880
Cleveland
$51,060
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,010



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