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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,060
25th Percentile Wage
$16,970
50th Percentile Wage
$18,480
75th Percentile Wage
$20,690
90th Percentile Wage
$24,590

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 $24,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$18,480
-3.30% 3.68%
2016
$19,090
0.47% -
2015
$19,000
1.53% -
2014
$18,710
4.22% -
2013
$17,920
0.67% -
2012
$17,800
- -

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 $17,410 to $21,630. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $21,630. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $20,350). The lowest paying area is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $17,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$21,630
Chattanooga
$20,350
Memphis
$19,030
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,360
Clarksville
$18,310
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,310
Knoxville
$18,060
Morristown
$17,950
Jackson
$17,830
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$17,820
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$17,760
Johnson City
$17,410




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