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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Teacher Assistants in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,440
25th Percentile Wage
$17,810
50th Percentile Wage
$20,670
75th Percentile Wage
$27,290
90th Percentile Wage
$32,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $32,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $20,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,440.

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 teacher assistants 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 teacher assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201620,6704.21%7.35%
201519,8001.01%-
201419,6000.51%-
201319,5001.79%-
201219,150--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Tennessee ranges from $18,240 to $25,170. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $25,170. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Clarksville (mean annual salary $24,530). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $18,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$25,170
Clarksville
$24,530
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$24,270
Morristown
$22,520
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$20,830
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$20,800
Knoxville
$18,860
Johnson City
$18,640
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,550
Jackson
$18,490
Cleveland
$18,440
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,310
Chattanooga
$18,240



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