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Chief Executive Salary Information in Knoxville, Tennessee

The annual and hourly salary statistics of chief executives in Knoxville, Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of chief executives in Knoxville is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Chief Executives in Knoxville, Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,250
25th Percentile Wage
$93,260
50th Percentile Wage
$165,730
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Knoxville, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $165,730. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $93,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $29,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$165,730
6.79% 6.46%
2016
$154,480
-3.25% -
2015
$159,500
1.04% -
2014
$157,840
-3.40% -
2013
$163,210
5.02% -
2012
$155,020
- -

Table 3. Compare Chief Executive Salary in Knoxville with Other Tennessee Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $165,730, Knoxville is the highest paying city for chief executives in state of Tennessee, followed by Chattanooga (median annual salary $163,550). In comparison, the median annual salary of chief executives in Knoxville is 1.3 percent (1.3%) higher than that in Chattanooga.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$165,730
Chattanooga
$163,550
Clarksville
$159,390
Memphis
$132,780
Cleveland
$123,520
Jackson
$117,980
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$116,460
Johnson City
$115,490
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$110,180
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$97,760
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$92,240
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$90,990
Morristown
$87,580



See also: Top paying jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee.