Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,000
25th Percentile Wage
$19,280
50th Percentile Wage
$24,770
75th Percentile Wage
$40,290
90th Percentile Wage
$53,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.18
25th Percentile Wage
$9.27
50th Percentile Wage
$11.91
75th Percentile Wage
$19.37
90th Percentile Wage
$25.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.86. The median hourly salary is $11.91. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.18.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,7703.75%9.93%
201523,8400.29%-
201423,7706.23%-
201322,290-0.09%-
201222,310--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Tennessee ranges from $19,330 to $43,860. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Tennessee is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,860. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Johnson City (mean annual salary $37,440). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,860
Johnson City
$37,440
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$33,630
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$33,290
Jackson
$31,870
Chattanooga
$25,010
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$24,650
Knoxville
$23,990
Memphis
$23,740
Cleveland
$23,500
Morristown
$22,510
Clarksville
$19,400
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$19,330



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