Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle 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 middle school special education 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 Middle School Special Education Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,360
25th Percentile Wage
$43,540
50th Percentile Wage
$50,010
75th Percentile Wage
$58,440
90th Percentile Wage
$63,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle 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 $63,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of middle school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,010
-2.26% 9.40%
2016
$51,140
-2.35% -
2015
$52,340
4.81% -
2014
$49,820
5.36% -
2013
$47,150
3.90% -
2012
$45,310
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $44,740 to $64,570. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $64,570. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $56,220). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$64,570
Memphis
$56,220
Chattanooga
$54,240
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$51,380
Knoxville
$49,000
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,780
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$45,770
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,860
Morristown
$44,770
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,740




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