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Electrical Engineer Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for electrical engineers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of electrical engineers among 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 Electrical Engineers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,080
25th Percentile Wage
$70,580
50th Percentile Wage
$89,100
75th Percentile Wage
$110,460
90th Percentile Wage
$127,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,100
3.33% 3.24%
2016
$86,130
1.16% -
2015
$85,130
-0.79% -
2014
$85,800
0.75% -
2013
$85,160
-1.23% -
2012
$86,210
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Electrical Engineers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electrical engineers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electrical engineers in state of Tennessee ranges from $62,990 to $105,930. The highest paying area for electrical engineers in Tennessee is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $105,930. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $99,470). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$105,930
Chattanooga
$99,470
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$95,270
Jackson
$95,180
Knoxville
$93,410
Johnson City
$88,150
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$86,600
Cleveland
$81,630
Memphis
$80,370
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$75,980
Clarksville
$74,340
Morristown
$72,520
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$62,990




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