Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for elementary school teachers, except special education in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of elementary school teachers, except special education 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 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,250
25th Percentile Wage
$42,360
50th Percentile Wage
$49,110
75th Percentile Wage
$58,510
90th Percentile Wage
$66,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $66,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary school teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,110
0.73% 7.35%
2016
$48,750
1.58% -
2015
$47,980
1.23% -
2014
$47,390
2.19% -
2013
$46,350
1.83% -
2012
$45,500
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in state of Tennessee ranges from $43,880 to $60,450. The highest paying area for elementary school teachers, except special education in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $60,450. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Clarksville (mean annual salary $59,720). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$60,450
Clarksville
$59,720
Memphis
$54,070
Cleveland
$49,300
Knoxville
$48,560
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$48,160
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,520
Johnson City
$46,970
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,250
Jackson
$45,870
Morristown
$45,140
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,850
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,880




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