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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 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 Teacher Assistants in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,500
25th Percentile Wage
$18,000
50th Percentile Wage
$21,590
75th Percentile Wage
$28,090
90th Percentile Wage
$33,460

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 $33,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $21,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$21,590
4.26% 11.30%
2016
$20,670
4.21% -
2015
$19,800
1.01% -
2014
$19,600
0.51% -
2013
$19,500
1.79% -
2012
$19,150
- -

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 $18,450 to $26,010. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $26,010. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Clarksville (mean annual salary $25,380). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$26,010
Clarksville
$25,380
Jackson
$23,850
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$22,830
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$22,780
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$21,350
Morristown
$19,620
Cleveland
$19,130
Knoxville
$19,040
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$19,040
Chattanooga
$18,810
Johnson City
$18,580
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,450




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