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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

29,950

Salary Range

$41,730 - $66,620

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $41,730 to $66,620 a year in Tennessee. There are around twenty nine thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Johnson City780$46,700
Jackson670$45,010
Cleveland490$48,460
Morristown310$45,110
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin8$52,020
Memphis6$52,080
Knoxville3$48,510
Chattanooga2$51,050
Clarksville1$58,520
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol1$47,900

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

Total Employed

1,240

Salary Range

$32,640 - $81,220

English teachers have a salary range between $32,640 to $81,220 a year in Tennessee, with over 1,240 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, Franklin460$53,700
Knoxville270$43,180
Chattanooga90$51,170
Memphis40$73,280
Jackson-$49,970

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

19,330

Salary Range

$42,300 - $68,470

As a high school teacher in Tennessee you can expect to make between $42,300 - $68,470. There are around nineteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol800$51,760
Jackson400$46,700
Johnson City400$49,840
Cleveland360$49,750
Morristown330$47,740
Clarksville320$55,120
Memphis5$53,290
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin4$52,010
Knoxville2$50,050
Chattanooga2$50,530

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

Total Employed

490

Salary Range

$43,520 - $104,480

In Tennessee, a history teacher's salary may range from $43,520 to $104,480. There are around 490 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin190$75,050
Knoxville70$57,860

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

Total Employed

3,150

Salary Range

$40,670 - $69,950

Kindergarten teachers in Tennessee, can earn between $40,670 to $69,950 a year. There are around three thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Knoxville550$47,540
Memphis240$45,490
Chattanooga210$53,320
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol150$48,730
Cleveland80$49,280
Johnson City80$48,090
Morristown50$45,720
Clarksville30$48,070
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1$55,590

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

Total Employed

63,720

Salary Range

$38,400 - $104,970

As a math teacher in Tennessee you can expect to make between $38,400 - $104,970. 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
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin300$69,120
Knoxville230$56,300
Chattanooga70$60,230
Memphis60$46,040
Jackson-$68,910

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

Total Employed

3,510

Salary Range

$20,820 - $84,030

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $20,820 to $84,030 a year in Tennessee. Tennessee is home to about three thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Memphis490$52,810
Chattanooga370$37,960
Knoxville330$54,420
Clarksville160$33,640
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol130$38,840
Jackson70$34,840
Morristown60$41,250
Johnson City40$30,820
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1$55,600

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

Total Employed

6,570

Salary Range

$19,280 - $53,790

In Tennessee, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $19,280 to $53,790, with over 6,570 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Knoxville830$28,660
Chattanooga370$28,000
Clarksville230$22,560
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol220$31,510
Cleveland150$29,580
Jackson110$31,580
Johnson City80$35,860
Morristown80$25,730
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin2$32,070
Memphis1$29,470

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

Total Employed

6,410

Salary Range

$29,590 - $104,980

As a school administrator in Tennessee you can expect to make between $29,590 - $104,980. 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
Knoxville210$39,560
Memphis210$47,680
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin160$32,780
Chattanooga40$49,360
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol-$58,390

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
Knoxville680$79,250
Chattanooga580$81,000
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol220$71,450
Clarksville160$88,040
Johnson City140$69,770
Jackson130$71,030
Morristown100$72,050
Cleveland70$76,990
Memphis1$83,610
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1$78,480

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

4,150

Salary Range

$37,350 - $71,660

School counselors in Tennessee, can earn between $37,350 to $71,660 a year, with over 4,150 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Memphis630$51,710
Knoxville520$46,260
Chattanooga370$48,710
Clarksville240$53,350
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol200$52,520
Morristown120$40,170
Jackson100$48,520
Johnson City80$44,640
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1$51,600
Cleveland-$45,410

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

2,610

Salary Range

$42,420 - $76,320

School librarians have a salary range between $42,420 to $76,320 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$56,510
Memphis500$55,800
Knoxville360$49,980
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol140$50,080
Chattanooga110$49,700
Clarksville100$62,530
Johnson City60$47,090
Jackson50$49,010
Cleveland50$52,620
Morristown40$45,320

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

Total Employed

8,300

Salary Range

$36,210 - $75,930

In Tennessee, a special education teacher's salary may range from $36,210 to $75,930. Tennessee is home to about eight thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Knoxville30$47,110
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin-$41,300

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Knoxville550$49,790
Chattanooga360$45,680
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol160$47,720
Johnson City120$48,250
Jackson110$47,790
Clarksville70$56,220
Morristown60$47,690
Cleveland50$45,290
Memphis2$55,880
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1$54,460

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
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin380$59,210
Knoxville110$50,470
Memphis90$46,170
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol40$47,420
Chattanooga-$52,540

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
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin720-
Memphis370$45,360
Knoxville270$48,400
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol110$49,890
Cleveland80$44,850
Jackson50$49,810
Chattanooga40$52,570
Johnson City40$50,870

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

Total Employed

5,520

Salary Range

$17,310 - $25,150

In Tennessee, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $17,310 to $25,150. Tennessee is home to about five thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Memphis470-
Jackson340-
Chattanooga220$18,270
Knoxville160$17,620
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin1$22,800
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol-$25,760

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

Total Employed

21,590

Salary Range

$17,810 - $32,720

In Tennessee, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $17,810 to $32,720. There are around twenty one thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Clarksville830$24,570
Johnson City670$19,870
Cleveland430$19,590
Jackson340$18,810
Morristown310$28,100
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin5$25,480
Knoxville3$20,320
Memphis3$24,970
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol1$21,370
Chattanooga1$18,630

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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