Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,850
25th Percentile Wage
$42,920
50th Percentile Wage
$54,930
75th Percentile Wage
$66,970
90th Percentile Wage
$87,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,930
9.98% 27.78%
2016
$49,450
0.47% -
2015
$49,220
6.14% -
2014
$46,200
-0.52% -
2013
$46,440
14.58% -
2012
$39,670
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $40,420 to $59,820. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Tennessee is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,820. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Clarksville (mean annual salary $59,100). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $40,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$59,820
Clarksville
$59,100
Johnson City
$58,640
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$57,640
Jackson
$54,040
Chattanooga
$53,820
Memphis
$52,980
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$51,250
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,510
Morristown
$42,020
Knoxville
$40,420




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