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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,180
25th Percentile Wage
$48,600
50th Percentile Wage
$57,590
75th Percentile Wage
$67,420
90th Percentile Wage
$77,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.28
25th Percentile Wage
$23.37
50th Percentile Wage
$27.69
75th Percentile Wage
$32.42
90th Percentile Wage
$37.50

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.50. The median hourly salary is $27.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.28.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,5901.30%4.31%
201556,8400.83%-
201456,3700.51%-
201356,0801.73%-
201255,110--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Tennessee ranges from $49,890 to $63,020. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $63,020. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $60,190). The lowest paying area is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $49,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$63,020
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$60,190
Clarksville
$57,040
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$56,990
Knoxville
$55,270
Chattanooga
$55,040
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$54,430
Cleveland
$54,250
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,760
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,400
Morristown
$52,900
Jackson
$51,840
Johnson City
$49,890



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