How Much do Elementary School Teachers Make in Tennessee?

Do elementary school teachers in Tennessee make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Tennessee elementary school teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary school teachers in Tennessee earn an average of $53,540 a year.

This is 16% less than elementary school teachers nationwide, but it is 17% more than the typical Tennessee worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Tennessee Elementary School Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $73,610
75th $61,900
50th $51,980
25th $44,540
10th $39,480
Tennessee Elementary School Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Chattanooga $61,330
Clarksville $65,520
Cleveland $49,520
Jackson $48,020
Johnson City $48,940
Kingsport-Bristol $52,290
Knoxville $52,400
Memphis $54,600
Morristown $50,680
Nashville $54,330
Tennessee Elementary School Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $53,540
2018 $52,610
2017 $50,320
2016 $50,090
2015 $49,470
2014 $48,970
2013 $47,770
2012 $46,740
2011 $46,260