Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrator Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for elementary and secondary school education administrators in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of elementary and secondary school education administrators amongst Tennessee cities 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 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,100
25th Percentile Wage
$64,540
50th Percentile Wage
$77,500
75th Percentile Wage
$93,650
90th Percentile Wage
$106,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary and secondary school education administrators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,500
2.04% 5.63%
2016
$75,920
1.88% -
2015
$74,490
-0.05% -
2014
$74,530
1.22% -
2013
$73,620
0.65% -
2012
$73,140
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators in state of Tennessee ranges from $68,370 to $92,030. The highest paying area for elementary and secondary school education administrators in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $92,030. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $85,820). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $68,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$92,030
Memphis
$85,820
Chattanooga
$83,230
Knoxville
$82,570
Cleveland
$79,890
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$79,640
Morristown
$75,570
Jackson
$71,380
Johnson City
$70,790
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$70,170
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$69,310
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$68,820
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$68,370




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