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 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 Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,750
25th Percentile Wage
$40,690
50th Percentile Wage
$47,430
75th Percentile Wage
$57,290
90th Percentile Wage
$67,850

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 $67,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,750.

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 secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,4300.89%1.08%
201547,010-1.17%-
201447,560-1.26%-
201348,1602.57%-
201246,920--

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 Chattanooga (mean annual salary $50,810). The lowest paying area is Morristown with a median annual salary of $42,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$63,310
Chattanooga
$50,810
Johnson City
$50,800
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$49,150
Knoxville
$48,090
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,050
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$45,640
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,980
Memphis
$44,940
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,750
Morristown
$42,040


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