Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources specialists in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources specialists 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,390
25th Percentile Wage
$37,170
50th Percentile Wage
$49,930
75th Percentile Wage
$67,350
90th Percentile Wage
$89,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $89,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.13
25th Percentile Wage
$17.87
50th Percentile Wage
$24.00
75th Percentile Wage
$32.38
90th Percentile Wage
$42.93

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources specialists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.93. The median hourly salary is $24.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.13.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,9300.52%2.42%
201549,6700.30%-
201449,520-1.64%-
201350,3303.20%-
201248,720--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Tennessee ranges from $33,930 to $53,870. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $53,870. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $52,690). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $33,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$53,870
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$52,690
Memphis
$52,660
Clarksville
$52,410
Johnson City
$48,940
Knoxville
$48,430
Chattanooga
$45,670
Jackson
$43,150
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,020
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,710
Cleveland
$39,940
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$38,390
Morristown
$33,930



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