Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors among Tennessee metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,140
25th Percentile Wage
$36,850
50th Percentile Wage
$45,770
75th Percentile Wage
$56,530
90th Percentile Wage
$69,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.60
25th Percentile Wage
$17.72
50th Percentile Wage
$22.01
75th Percentile Wage
$27.18
90th Percentile Wage
$33.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.65. The median hourly salary is $22.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.60.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,770-2.45%17.70%
201546,8903.95%-
201445,0404.80%-
201342,88012.15%-
201237,670--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in state of Tennessee ranges from $28,940 to $57,930. The highest paying area for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in Tennessee is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,930. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $48,210). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $28,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$57,930
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$48,210
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$45,790
Memphis
$43,290
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$40,830
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,210
Clarksville
$33,590
Morristown
$28,940


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