How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Tennessee?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Tennessee earn an average of $32,600 a year, equivalent to $15.67 an hour.

This is 6% less than preschool teachers nationwide and 29% less than the typical Tennessee worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Tennessee Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $25.94 $53,950
75th $20.04 $41,690
50th $13.45 $27,980
25th $10.72 $22,290
10th $8.99 $18,700
Tennessee Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Chattanooga $12.65 $26,300
Clarksville $14.33 $29,800
Cleveland $14.32 $29,780
Jackson $16.28 $33,860
Johnson City $18.51 $38,500
Kingsport-Bristol $15.48 $32,200
Knoxville $16.65 $34,640
Memphis $16.76 $34,860
Morristown $16.68 $34,690
Nashville $14.55 $30,260
Tennessee Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $15.67 $32,600
2018 $15.69 $32,630
2017 $14.56 $30,280
2016 $14.86 $30,910
2015 $14.63 $30,420
2014 $14.34 $29,830
2013 $13.11 $27,260
2012 $12.84 $26,700
2011 $12.45 $25,890