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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,550
25th Percentile Wage
$54,920
50th Percentile Wage
$61,910
75th Percentile Wage
$74,250
90th Percentile Wage
$89,470

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 $89,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,910
-0.92% 15.20%
2016
$62,480
2.19% -
2015
$61,110
2.19% -
2014
$59,770
8.11% -
2013
$54,920
4.41% -
2012
$52,500
- -

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 $64,390. The highest paying area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $64,390. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $63,040). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$64,390
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$63,040
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$60,880
Jackson
$60,050
Clarksville
$56,460
Memphis
$56,220
Chattanooga
$54,780
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,390




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