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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,600
25th Percentile Wage
$41,410
50th Percentile Wage
$47,200
75th Percentile Wage
$55,390
90th Percentile Wage
$63,190

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 $63,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,200
-1.42% 5.04%
2016
$47,870
-0.17% -
2015
$47,950
0.92% -
2014
$47,510
2.84% -
2013
$46,160
2.90% -
2012
$44,820
- -

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 $41,360 to $52,830. The highest paying area for kindergarten teachers, except special education in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $52,830. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Clarksville (mean annual salary $52,060). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$52,830
Clarksville
$52,060
Chattanooga
$51,620
Cleveland
$49,390
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$48,440
Knoxville
$48,180
Jackson
$47,180
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$47,030
Johnson City
$46,880
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,070
Morristown
$45,980
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,600
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$41,360




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