Human Resources Manager Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources managers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources managers amongst Tennessee metropolitan 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 Human Resources Managers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,000
25th Percentile Wage
$65,180
50th Percentile Wage
$88,750
75th Percentile Wage
$116,230
90th Percentile Wage
$159,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources managers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $159,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,000.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,750
6.83% 13.01%
2016
$82,690
5.68% -
2015
$77,990
-0.77% -
2014
$78,590
1.13% -
2013
$77,700
0.64% -
2012
$77,200
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Managers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources managers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources managers in state of Tennessee ranges from $53,010 to $95,130. The highest paying area for human resources managers in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $95,130. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $91,640). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$95,130
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$91,640
Clarksville
$89,820
Jackson
$83,800
Chattanooga
$83,440
Knoxville
$80,610
Cleveland
$79,670
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$76,300
Johnson City
$74,020
Morristown
$67,370
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$63,640
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$59,220
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,010




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