Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool special education teachers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool special education teachers 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 Special Education Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,620
25th Percentile Wage
$36,310
50th Percentile Wage
$43,840
75th Percentile Wage
$51,230
90th Percentile Wage
$60,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $60,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,840
0.64% 31.23%
2016
$43,560
1.45% -
2015
$42,930
15.40% -
2014
$36,320
10.90% -
2013
$32,360
6.83% -
2012
$30,150
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $35,880 to $53,100. The highest paying area for preschool special education teachers in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $53,100. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $49,660). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $35,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$53,100
Memphis
$49,660
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$42,210
Chattanooga
$35,880




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