Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary physics teachers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary physics 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,650
25th Percentile Wage
$55,340
50th Percentile Wage
$66,100
75th Percentile Wage
$96,630
90th Percentile Wage
$129,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,100
2.10% 13.51%
2016
$64,710
-9.94% -
2015
$71,140
5.41% -
2014
$67,290
4.95% -
2013
$63,960
10.62% -
2012
$57,170
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $64,810 to $91,680. The highest paying area for postsecondary physics teachers in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $91,680. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $73,510). The lowest paying area is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $64,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$91,680
Memphis
$73,510
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$64,810




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