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 cities 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 English Language and Literature Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,640
25th Percentile Wage
$37,510
50th Percentile Wage
$49,450
75th Percentile Wage
$65,030
90th Percentile Wage
$88,000

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 $88,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,450
10.50% 23.17%
2016
$44,260
9.99% -
2015
$39,840
1.15% -
2014
$39,380
3.28% -
2013
$38,090
0.26% -
2012
$37,990
- -

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 $39,480 to $57,360. The highest paying area for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $57,360. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $56,120). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $39,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$57,360
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$56,120
Chattanooga
$53,300
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,940
Jackson
$49,140
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,430
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$41,380
Knoxville
$39,480




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