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Librarians Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for librarians in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of librarians 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 Librarians in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,380
25th Percentile Wage
$42,420
50th Percentile Wage
$51,300
75th Percentile Wage
$62,360
90th Percentile Wage
$76,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for librarians in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.57
25th Percentile Wage
$20.39
50th Percentile Wage
$24.66
75th Percentile Wage
$29.98
90th Percentile Wage
$36.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for librarians in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.69. The median hourly salary is $24.66. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.57.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,3000.76%5.15%
201550,9102.26%-
201449,7600.96%-
201349,2801.26%-
201248,660--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Librarians in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of librarians in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of librarians in state of Tennessee ranges from $45,530 to $63,440. The highest paying area for librarians in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $63,440. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $56,720). The lowest paying area is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $45,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$63,440
Memphis
$56,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$55,120
Cleveland
$53,190
Jackson
$49,980
Knoxville
$49,790
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,470
Chattanooga
$48,270
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,520
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,110
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,530
Morristown
$45,760
Johnson City
$45,530


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