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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

30,620

Salary Range

$44,540 - $73,610

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $44,540 to $73,610 a year in Tennessee. There are around thirty thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 8,660 $54,330
Johnson City 710 $48,940
Jackson 520 $48,020
Cleveland 420 $49,520
Morristown 410 $50,680
Knoxville 3,370 $52,400

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

Total Employed

1,330

Salary Range

$44,580 - $90,250

English teachers have a salary range between $44,580 to $90,250 a year in Tennessee, with over 1,330 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, Franklin 380 $69,460
Knoxville 250 $57,840

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

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Total Employed

20,690

Salary Range

$45,290 - $76,290

As a high school teacher in Tennessee you can expect to make between $45,290 - $76,290. There are around twenty 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, Franklin 5,870 $53,930
Johnson City 520 $52,200
Cleveland 450 $52,660
Jackson 310 $51,920
Knoxville 2,530 $53,840

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

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Total Employed

570

Salary Range

$49,580 - $116,510

In Tennessee, a history teacher's salary may range from $49,580 to $116,510. There are around 570 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Knoxville 80 $63,060
Jackson 30 $61,630
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 200 $94,000

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

Total Employed

3,490

Salary Range

$42,700 - $66,780

Kindergarten teachers in Tennessee, can earn between $42,700 to $66,780 a year. There are around three thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson 90 $48,520
Morristown 90 $53,080
Knoxville 580 $50,620
Cleveland 50 $52,270
Johnson City 110 $46,610
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1,090 $51,940

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

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

69,130

Salary Range

$38,020 - $104,120

As a math teacher in Tennessee you can expect to make between $38,020 - $104,120. 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
Jackson 40 $60,840
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 280 $83,940
Knoxville 230 $48,520

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

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Total Employed

4,570

Salary Range

$21,840 - $74,930

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $21,840 to $74,930 a year in Tennessee. Tennessee is home to about four thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Cleveland 80 $49,230
Johnson City 80 $66,280
Knoxville 790 $47,750
Jackson 190 $41,760
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1,640 $51,080

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

Total Employed

6,420

Salary Range

$22,290 - $53,950

In Tennessee, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $22,290 to $53,950, with over 6,420 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Johnson City 90 $38,500
Knoxville 730 $34,640
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 2,520 $30,260
Morristown 130 $34,690
Jackson 120 $33,860
Cleveland 110 $29,780

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

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Total Employed

6,290

Salary Range

$31,510 - $118,960

As a school administrator in Tennessee you can expect to make between $31,510 - $118,960. 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
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 220 $53,610
Knoxville 130 $47,840

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
Morristown 90 $87,050
Knoxville 740 $89,580
Cleveland 70 $87,490
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1,520 $88,400
Johnson City 140 $71,370
Jackson 110 $75,360

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

4,800

Salary Range

$40,440 - $77,100

School counselors in Tennessee, can earn between $40,440 to $77,100 a year, with over 4,800 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Knoxville 700 $50,680
Cleveland 50 $49,930
Morristown 50 $44,900
Johnson City 230 $47,140
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1,460 $51,820
Jackson 140 $49,450

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

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Total Employed

4,390

Salary Range

$40,830 - $72,120

In Tennessee, a special education teacher's salary may range from $40,830 to $72,120. Tennessee is home to about four thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 140 $47,310

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
Jackson 90 $48,700
Johnson City 80 $52,920
Knoxville 470 $52,640
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1,050 $53,620

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

Largest School Districts in Tennessee

School District Schools Teachers
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools 161 5,497
Knox County Schools 89 3,936
Hamilton County Department of Education 79 3,046
Rutherford County Schools 47 2,750
Williamson County Schools 41 2,170
Montgomery County Public Schools 38 2,064
Sumner County Schools 46 1,927
Wilson County School 21 1,009
Sevier County School System 29 982
Jackson-Madison School System 27 922
Maury County Public Schools 21 827
Robertson County Schools 20 774
Sullivan County School Distrct 23 757
Tipton County School District 14 736
Blount County Schools 20 718
Putnam County School System 21 709
Bradley County School District 18 678
Hamblen County School District 18 649
Washington County School District 16 581
Dickson County Schools 16 568
Hawkins County School District 18 537
Bedford County Schools 14 535
Murfreesboro City Schools 12 535
Anderson County School District 18 522
Johnson City Schools 12 499
Cumberland County School District 12 487
Kingsport City Schools 13 484
Greene County School District 18 478
Warren County School District 11 477
Jefferson County Public Schools (Tennessee) 13 476
Lawrence County School District 13 456
Roane County School District 17 455
Cheatham County School District 13 420
Carter County School District 16 419
Franklin County High School (Tennessee) 11 388
Cleveland City Schools 8 354
Mcminn County High School 9 353
Campbell County Public Schools (Tennessee) 13 351
Claiborne County School District 13 351
Mcnairy County Schools 8 347
Oak Ridge City Schools 8 345
Marshall County School District 9 343
Monroe County Schools 13 339
Franklin Special School District 8 337
Union County Public Schools District 10 337
Loudon County School District 9 334
Cocke County High School 12 332
Maryville City Schools 7 323
Lauderdale County Schools 8 313
Coffee County Central High School 9 311

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

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