Middle School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical 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 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,250
25th Percentile Wage
$42,560
50th Percentile Wage
$48,570
75th Percentile Wage
$57,650
90th Percentile Wage
$65,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,570
1.30% 5.33%
2016
$47,940
1.00% -
2015
$47,460
0.23% -
2014
$47,350
1.63% -
2013
$46,580
1.29% -
2012
$45,980
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in state of Tennessee ranges from $44,770 to $59,810. The highest paying area for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $59,810. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Clarksville (mean annual salary $54,580). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$59,810
Clarksville
$54,580
Memphis
$51,390
Cleveland
$49,830
Morristown
$49,510
Knoxville
$49,090
Johnson City
$48,600
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$47,870
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,340
Jackson
$46,730
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,040
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$45,470
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,770




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