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 areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,410
25th Percentile Wage
$48,330
50th Percentile Wage
$60,440
75th Percentile Wage
$77,620
90th Percentile Wage
$100,270

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 $100,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,440
2.17% 6.67%
2016
$59,130
0.63% -
2015
$58,760
-0.26% -
2014
$58,910
2.10% -
2013
$57,670
2.18% -
2012
$56,410
- -

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 $48,210 to $62,430. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $62,430. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $61,520). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$62,430
Memphis
$61,520
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$60,960
Clarksville
$59,000
Morristown
$58,960
Chattanooga
$58,570
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,550
Cleveland
$54,950
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$54,460
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$54,340
Johnson City
$53,690
Jackson
$53,050
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$48,210




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