Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators 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 Postsecondary Education Administrators in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,250
25th Percentile Wage
$57,270
50th Percentile Wage
$79,480
75th Percentile Wage
$113,850
90th Percentile Wage
$177,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary 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 $177,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,480
9.12% 7.26%
2016
$72,230
6.92% -
2015
$67,230
-1.90% -
2014
$68,510
0.34% -
2013
$68,280
-7.95% -
2012
$73,710
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Tennessee ranges from $51,020 to $98,140. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Tennessee is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $98,140. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $83,150). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$98,140
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$83,150
Memphis
$82,480
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$82,350
Knoxville
$79,590
Morristown
$74,180
Clarksville
$68,410
Chattanooga
$67,480
Jackson
$60,360
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$58,570
Johnson City
$54,030
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$51,020




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