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Computer Programmers Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers 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 Computer Programmers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,360
25th Percentile Wage
$59,780
50th Percentile Wage
$74,060
75th Percentile Wage
$92,480
90th Percentile Wage
$107,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $107,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,060
5.41% -0.85%
2016
$70,050
-0.31% -
2015
$70,270
-3.86% -
2014
$72,980
-2.93% -
2013
$75,120
0.57% -
2012
$74,690
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Tennessee ranges from $31,830 to $84,870. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $84,870. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Clarksville (mean annual salary $73,950). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $31,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$84,870
Clarksville
$73,950
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$73,930
Johnson City
$71,200
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$68,380
Memphis
$68,230
Knoxville
$68,200
Cleveland
$66,230
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$62,300
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$61,060
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$60,570
Jackson
$31,830




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