Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers amongst 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 Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,110
25th Percentile Wage
$43,200
50th Percentile Wage
$50,070
75th Percentile Wage
$59,590
90th Percentile Wage
$69,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $69,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,070
5.27% 6.29%
2016
$47,430
0.89% -
2015
$47,010
-1.17% -
2014
$47,560
-1.26% -
2013
$48,160
2.57% -
2012
$46,920
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $42,040 to $63,310. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $63,310. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $54,660). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $42,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$63,310
Memphis
$54,660
Chattanooga
$52,610
Johnson City
$51,710
Jackson
$51,620
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$49,400
Knoxville
$49,220
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,770
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,650
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,450
Cleveland
$46,150
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,150
Morristown
$42,040




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