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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Substitute Teachers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,250
25th Percentile Wage
$17,310
50th Percentile Wage
$19,090
75th Percentile Wage
$22,610
90th Percentile Wage
$25,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $25,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$7.81
25th Percentile Wage
$8.32
50th Percentile Wage
$9.18
75th Percentile Wage
$10.87
90th Percentile Wage
$12.09

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $12.09. The median hourly salary is $9.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $7.81.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201619,0900.47%6.76%
201519,0001.53%-
201418,7104.22%-
201317,9200.67%-
201217,800--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Tennessee ranges from $17,540 to $22,930. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $22,930. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $18,060). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $17,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$22,930
Knoxville
$18,060
Morristown
$17,950
Memphis
$17,940
Chattanooga
$17,880
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$17,880
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$17,870
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$17,870
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$17,540


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