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Teacher Jobs in Tennessee

Tennessee has almost one million public school students across the state; currently they are being serviced by 66,382 teachers, but there are still shortages in several key areas of education. Teachers with certifications in languages, mathematics, sciences, and special education may be hired more quickly than their counterparts with other subject certifications, solely based on the state's need at this time. New hires in Tennessee will receive an annual salary of $34,908. Teachers applicants are advised to apply first to larger school districts like Memphis City Schools, Knox County School District, and Shelby County Schools.

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Tennessee Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

27,970

Salary Range

$40,040 - $63,370

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $40,040 to $63,370 a year in Tennessee. There are around twenty seven thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin6,360$47,220
Memphis6,260$52,070
Knoxville2,950$46,460
Chattanooga2,280$55,210
Clarksville1,200$55,320
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol1,080$43,970
Johnson City1,000$44,280
Cleveland540$46,350
Jackson510$44,400
Morristown500$42,260

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

1,590

Salary Range

$27,660 - $73,950

English teachers have a salary range between $27,660 to $73,950 a year in Tennessee, with over 1,590 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin350$36,460
Memphis330$47,070
Knoxville160$47,000
Chattanooga110$42,550
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol-$43,830

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

18,310

Salary Range

$40,910 - $66,570

As a high school teacher in Tennessee you can expect to make between $40,910 - $66,570. There are around eighteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin4,890$48,620
Memphis4,430$51,110
Knoxville1,890$49,290
Chattanooga1,510$56,400
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol750$46,260
Clarksville670$54,960
Johnson City560$45,320
Jackson410$45,870
Cleveland310$48,630
Morristown150$45,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

730

Salary Range

$33,430 - $80,040

In Tennessee, a history teacher's salary may range from $33,430 to $80,040. There are around 730 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Memphis180$53,400
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin130$54,080
Knoxville50$61,920

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

4,550

Salary Range

$39,210 - $61,460

Kindergarten teachers in Tennessee, can earn between $39,210 to $61,460 a year. There are around four thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1,000$45,160
Memphis910$52,970
Knoxville560$46,110
Chattanooga360$50,760
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol170$44,950
Clarksville160$59,440
Johnson City150$42,490
Jackson90$41,430
Cleveland90$45,800
Morristown80$44,140

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

63,900

Salary Range

$35,760 - $95,800

As a math teacher in Tennessee you can expect to make between $35,760 - $95,800. Tennessee is home to about sixty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Memphis230$55,990
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin190$45,390
Knoxville160$58,770
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol70$59,750
Chattanooga50$54,140

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

2,770

Salary Range

$20,240 - $83,280

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $20,240 to $83,280 a year in Tennessee. Tennessee is home to about two thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin930$49,870
Memphis410$58,670
Knoxville390$43,030
Chattanooga200$42,150
Clarksville120$31,230
Johnson City110$27,570
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol90-
Jackson60$39,110
Morristown50$39,650

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

7,760

Salary Range

$18,140 - $46,350

In Tennessee, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $18,140 to $46,350, with over 7,760 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin2,920$27,670
Memphis1,790$25,960
Knoxville920$23,490
Chattanooga490$26,810
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol230$33,840
Morristown190$33,440
Jackson160$26,490
Cleveland90$27,060
Johnson City70$34,710
Clarksville-$28,410

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

6,120

Salary Range

$28,260 - $97,400

As a school administrator in Tennessee you can expect to make between $28,260 - $97,400. Tennessee is home to about six thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Memphis280$38,850
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin260$35,560
Knoxville160$36,650
Clarksville80$27,830
Chattanooga50$42,870

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Memphis1,310$81,080
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1,130$77,950
Knoxville550$76,040
Chattanooga440$78,080
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol220$71,660
Clarksville210$89,660
Johnson City100$67,220
Jackson100$70,240
Morristown90$65,700
Cleveland70$74,570

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

4,260

Salary Range

$38,120 - $69,750

School counselors in Tennessee, can earn between $38,120 to $69,750 a year, with over 4,260 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1,110$49,040
Memphis990$55,970
Knoxville380$47,240
Chattanooga290$55,670
Clarksville250$50,910
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol170$48,950
Johnson City140$42,300
Jackson140$41,960
Morristown80$42,290
Cleveland60$46,250

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

2,810

Salary Range

$40,420 - $71,140

School librarians have a salary range between $40,420 to $71,140 a year in Tennessee. Tennessee is home to about two thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin800$51,840
Memphis570$56,020
Knoxville270$49,220
Chattanooga200$56,070
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol170$46,120
Clarksville100$58,480
Johnson City70$39,060
Jackson70$44,370
Morristown60$42,740
Cleveland50$45,120

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

7,710

Salary Range

$38,700 - $67,780

In Tennessee, a special education teacher's salary may range from $38,700 to $67,780. Tennessee is home to about seven thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1,070$36,510
Memphis1,010$54,440
Knoxville560$48,260
Chattanooga350$57,340
Clarksville150$59,440
Johnson City110$47,900
Jackson80$46,480
Morristown70$43,180
Cleveland50$43,180
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol-$49,130

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chattanooga220$53,460
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin190$46,610
Knoxville150$47,300
Clarksville100$61,580
Memphis90$58,000
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol70$47,750
Morristown40$46,230

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Memphis670$54,210
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin350$47,970
Knoxville260$49,490
Chattanooga220$57,910
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol130$44,850
Clarksville110$60,970
Jackson50$42,830
Cleveland40$45,040
Johnson City40$44,910

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

8,330

Salary Range

$16,740 - $19,930

In Tennessee, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $16,740 to $19,930. Tennessee is home to about eight thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin2,900$17,690
Chattanooga1,050$21,180
Morristown780$16,980
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol410$18,080
Memphis280$17,770
Knoxville230$21,190

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

20,300

Salary Range

$17,480 - $28,110

In Tennessee, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $17,480 to $28,110. There are around twenty thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin4,140$22,980
Memphis4,010$20,140
Knoxville2,520$21,980
Chattanooga1,780$19,160
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol1,070$20,990
Johnson City680$18,170
Clarksville450$23,070
Jackson390$18,220
Morristown390$20,340
Cleveland260$19,120

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in Tennessee

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools1615,497
Knox County Schools893,936
Hamilton County Department of Education793,046
Rutherford County Schools472,750
Williamson County Schools412,170
Montgomery County Public Schools382,064
Sumner County Schools461,927
Wilson County School211,009
Sevier County School System29982
Jackson-Madison School System27922
Maury County Public Schools21827
Robertson County Schools20774
Sullivan County School Distrct23757
Tipton County School District14736
Blount County Schools20718
Putnam County School System21709
Bradley County School District18678
Hamblen County School District18649
Washington County School District16581
Dickson County Schools16568
Hawkins County School District18537
Bedford County Schools14535
Murfreesboro City Schools12535
Anderson County School District18522
Johnson City Schools12499
Cumberland County School District12487
Kingsport City Schools13484
Greene County School District18478
Warren County School District11477
Jefferson County Public Schools (Tennessee)13476
Lawrence County School District13456
Roane County School District17455
Cheatham County School District13420
Carter County School District16419
Franklin County High School (Tennessee)11388
Cleveland City Schools8354
Mcminn County High School9353
Campbell County Public Schools (Tennessee)13351
Claiborne County School District13351
Mcnairy County Schools8347
Oak Ridge City Schools8345
Marshall County School District9343
Monroe County Schools13339
Franklin Special School District8337
Union County Public Schools District10337
Loudon County School District9334
Cocke County High School12332
Maryville City Schools7323
Lauderdale County Schools8313
Coffee County Central High School9311

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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