Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education teachers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,800
25th Percentile Wage
$42,480
50th Percentile Wage
$56,330
75th Percentile Wage
$72,260
90th Percentile Wage
$90,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,3302.82%23.77%
201554,7407.03%-
201450,8908.88%-
201346,3707.40%-
201242,940--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $27,340 to $64,450. The highest paying area for postsecondary education teachers in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $64,450. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $59,320). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$64,450
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$59,320
Memphis
$58,680
Cleveland
$49,280
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,030
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,320
Jackson
$42,250
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$27,340



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