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Chief Executive Salary Information in Memphis, Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,160
25th Percentile Wage
$97,520
50th Percentile Wage
$139,520
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Memphis, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $139,520. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $97,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $51,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.60
25th Percentile Wage
$46.88
50th Percentile Wage
$67.08
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Memphis, Tennessee. The median hourly salary is $67.08. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $46.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.60.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016139,520-4.65%-12.44%
2015146,010-11.35%-
2014162,5800.54%-
2013161,7002.99%-
2012156,870--

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $139,520 in Memphis is in the middle of salary range for chief executives in state of Tennessee. In comparison, the annual salary of chief executives in Memphis is 19.0 percent (19.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Chattanooga and 33.2 percent (33.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Morristown.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$172,330
Knoxville
$154,480
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$151,260
Clarksville
$150,370
Memphis
$139,520
Johnson City
$127,360
Cleveland
$123,520
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$109,540
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$103,820
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$101,830
Jackson
$100,790
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$95,920
Morristown
$93,240

See also: Top paying jobs in Memphis, Tennessee.