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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 City 780 $46,700
Jackson 670 $45,010
Cleveland 490 $48,460
Morristown 310 $45,110
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 8 $52,020
Memphis 6 $52,080
Knoxville 3 $48,510
Chattanooga 2 $51,050
Clarksville 1 $58,520
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 1 $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, Franklin 460 $53,700
Knoxville 270 $43,180
Chattanooga 90 $51,170
Memphis 40 $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, Bristol 800 $51,760
Jackson 400 $46,700
Johnson City 400 $49,840
Cleveland 360 $49,750
Morristown 330 $47,740
Clarksville 320 $55,120
Memphis 5 $53,290
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 4 $52,010
Knoxville 2 $50,050
Chattanooga 2 $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, Franklin 190 $75,050
Knoxville 70 $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
Knoxville 550 $47,540
Memphis 240 $45,490
Chattanooga 210 $53,320
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 150 $48,730
Cleveland 80 $49,280
Johnson City 80 $48,090
Morristown 50 $45,720
Clarksville 30 $48,070
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1 $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, Franklin 300 $69,120
Knoxville 230 $56,300
Chattanooga 70 $60,230
Memphis 60 $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
Memphis 490 $52,810
Chattanooga 370 $37,960
Knoxville 330 $54,420
Clarksville 160 $33,640
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 130 $38,840
Jackson 70 $34,840
Morristown 60 $41,250
Johnson City 40 $30,820
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1 $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
Knoxville 830 $28,660
Chattanooga 370 $28,000
Clarksville 230 $22,560
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 220 $31,510
Cleveland 150 $29,580
Jackson 110 $31,580
Johnson City 80 $35,860
Morristown 80 $25,730
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 2 $32,070
Memphis 1 $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
Knoxville 210 $39,560
Memphis 210 $47,680
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 160 $32,780
Chattanooga 40 $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
Knoxville 680 $79,250
Chattanooga 580 $81,000
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 220 $71,450
Clarksville 160 $88,040
Johnson City 140 $69,770
Jackson 130 $71,030
Morristown 100 $72,050
Cleveland 70 $76,990
Memphis 1 $83,610
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1 $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
Memphis 630 $51,710
Knoxville 520 $46,260
Chattanooga 370 $48,710
Clarksville 240 $53,350
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 200 $52,520
Morristown 120 $40,170
Jackson 100 $48,520
Johnson City 80 $44,640
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1 $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, Franklin 800 $56,510
Memphis 500 $55,800
Knoxville 360 $49,980
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 140 $50,080
Chattanooga 110 $49,700
Clarksville 100 $62,530
Johnson City 60 $47,090
Jackson 50 $49,010
Cleveland 50 $52,620
Morristown 40 $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
Knoxville 30 $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
Knoxville 550 $49,790
Chattanooga 360 $45,680
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 160 $47,720
Johnson City 120 $48,250
Jackson 110 $47,790
Clarksville 70 $56,220
Morristown 60 $47,690
Cleveland 50 $45,290
Memphis 2 $55,880
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1 $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, Franklin 380 $59,210
Knoxville 110 $50,470
Memphis 90 $46,170
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 40 $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, Franklin 720 -
Memphis 370 $45,360
Knoxville 270 $48,400
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 110 $49,890
Cleveland 80 $44,850
Jackson 50 $49,810
Chattanooga 40 $52,570
Johnson City 40 $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
Memphis 470 -
Jackson 340 -
Chattanooga 220 $18,270
Knoxville 160 $17,620
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 1 $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
Clarksville 830 $24,570
Johnson City 670 $19,870
Cleveland 430 $19,590
Jackson 340 $18,810
Morristown 310 $28,100
Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin 5 $25,480
Knoxville 3 $20,320
Memphis 3 $24,970
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol 1 $21,370
Chattanooga 1 $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 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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