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Chief Executive Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for chief executives in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chief executives among Tennessee 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 Chief Executives in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,680
25th Percentile Wage
$63,210
50th Percentile Wage
$123,170
75th Percentile Wage
$205,150
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $205,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $123,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,680.

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
$123,170
-13.78% -9.96%
2016
$140,140
-2.60% -
2015
$143,780
0.40% -
2014
$143,210
1.72% -
2013
$140,750
3.77% -
2012
$135,440
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chief Executives in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of Tennessee ranges from $87,580 to $165,730. The highest paying area for chief executives in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $165,730. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $163,550). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $87,580.

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




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