Kindergarten Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten teachers, except special education in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten teachers, except special education 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 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,710
25th Percentile Wage
$40,670
50th Percentile Wage
$47,870
75th Percentile Wage
$58,450
90th Percentile Wage
$69,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten teachers, except special education in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,710.

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 kindergarten teachers, except special education 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,870-0.17%6.37%
201547,9500.92%-
201447,5102.84%-
201346,1602.90%-
201244,820--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten teachers, except special education in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten teachers, except special education in state of Tennessee ranges from $42,860 to $54,890. The highest paying area for kindergarten teachers, except special education in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $54,890. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $53,550). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$54,890
Chattanooga
$53,550
Cleveland
$48,720
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$48,530
Johnson City
$46,910
Knoxville
$46,890
Morristown
$45,980
Memphis
$45,660
Jackson
$45,170
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,180
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,080
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,860


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