Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,870
25th Percentile Wage
$50,850
50th Percentile Wage
$63,120
75th Percentile Wage
$85,090
90th Percentile Wage
$111,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary biological science teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $111,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,870.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary biological science teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,120
7.45% 16.86%
2016
$58,420
3.90% -
2015
$56,140
0.12% -
2014
$56,070
5.08% -
2013
$53,220
1.39% -
2012
$52,480
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary biological science teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary biological science teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $37,660 to $72,720. The highest paying area for postsecondary biological science teachers in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $72,720. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $66,610). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$72,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$66,610
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$62,150
Jackson
$60,520
Memphis
$54,390
Clarksville
$49,860
Chattanooga
$48,860
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,900
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,660




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