Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers amongst 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 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,110
25th Percentile Wage
$48,480
50th Percentile Wage
$62,780
75th Percentile Wage
$86,390
90th Percentile Wage
$122,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,780
6.05% 25.12%
2016
$58,980
16.19% -
2015
$49,430
0.34% -
2014
$49,260
-7.02% -
2013
$52,720
10.83% -
2012
$47,010
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $48,660 to $70,960. The highest paying area for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $70,960. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $68,300). The lowest paying area is Memphis with a median annual salary of $48,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$70,960
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$68,300
Knoxville
$62,670
Jackson
$59,160
Memphis
$48,660




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