Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers amongst 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 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,330
25th Percentile Wage
$41,210
50th Percentile Wage
$49,450
75th Percentile Wage
$59,940
90th Percentile Wage
$73,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,450
2.59% 20.47%
2016
$48,170
1.35% -
2015
$47,520
1.28% -
2014
$46,910
5.22% -
2013
$44,460
11.54% -
2012
$39,330
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $52,310 to $61,540. The highest paying area for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $61,540. The lowest paying area is Memphis with a median annual salary of $52,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$61,540
Memphis
$52,310




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