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 metropolitan 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,830
25th Percentile Wage
$20,840
50th Percentile Wage
$25,580
75th Percentile Wage
$38,630
90th Percentile Wage
$50,170

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 $50,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $25,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,580
3.17% 12.78%
2016
$24,770
3.75% -
2015
$23,840
0.29% -
2014
$23,770
6.23% -
2013
$22,290
-0.09% -
2012
$22,310
- -

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 $23,190 to $41,620. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Tennessee is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,620. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $39,510). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $23,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$41,620
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$39,510
Johnson City
$37,950
Jackson
$29,850
Cleveland
$26,820
Clarksville
$26,080
Memphis
$25,930
Chattanooga
$25,820
Knoxville
$25,670
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$25,140
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$24,180
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$23,350
Morristown
$23,190




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