Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,600
25th Percentile Wage
$32,640
50th Percentile Wage
$44,260
75th Percentile Wage
$58,320
90th Percentile Wage
$81,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,600.

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 english language and literature 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 english language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,2609.99%14.17%
201539,8401.15%-
201439,3803.28%-
201338,0900.26%-
201237,990--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $38,670 to $60,830. The highest paying area for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $60,830. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Jackson (mean annual salary $46,370). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $38,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$60,830
Jackson
$46,370
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$45,460
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,290
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,050
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$41,380
Knoxville
$38,670



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