Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,140
25th Percentile Wage
$42,910
50th Percentile Wage
$50,480
75th Percentile Wage
$61,020
90th Percentile Wage
$72,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,4800.57%10.58%
201550,1904.06%-
201448,1504.05%-
201346,2002.29%-
201245,140--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $43,720 to $55,970. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $55,970. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $52,480). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$55,970
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$52,480
Knoxville
$48,730
Jackson
$47,490
Johnson City
$47,030
Chattanooga
$47,020
Morristown
$46,810
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,770
Cleveland
$45,510
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,250
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,080
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,720


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