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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,140
25th Percentile Wage
$38,910
50th Percentile Wage
$51,200
75th Percentile Wage
$69,780
90th Percentile Wage
$93,590

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 $93,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,200
2.48% 4.84%
2016
$49,930
0.52% -
2015
$49,670
0.30% -
2014
$49,520
-1.64% -
2013
$50,330
3.20% -
2012
$48,720
- -

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 $39,430 to $56,410. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $56,410. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $54,150). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$56,410
Memphis
$54,150
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$52,140
Knoxville
$51,860
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$51,080
Johnson City
$49,790
Chattanooga
$48,200
Jackson
$48,070
Morristown
$46,790
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,630
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,480
Cleveland
$39,960
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$39,430




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