Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers amongst 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 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,150
25th Percentile Wage
$53,950
50th Percentile Wage
$62,480
75th Percentile Wage
$76,270
90th Percentile Wage
$96,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,150.

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 postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers 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 postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,4802.19%15.97%
201561,1102.19%-
201459,7708.11%-
201354,9204.41%-
201252,500--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $47,390 to $69,850. The highest paying area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $69,850. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $62,400). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$69,850
Knoxville
$62,400
Memphis
$62,010
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$61,650
Jackson
$60,050
Chattanooga
$55,020
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,390


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