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Middle School Teachers in Tennessee

Is Tennessee a good place for you to work as a Middle School Teacher?

9.4% Jobs Projection
$50,310 Median Salary
820 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Middle School Teachers in Tennessee are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Middle School Teachers in Tennessee is growing faster than average.

  • Middle School Teachers in Tennessee earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Middle School Teachers Work in Tennessee?

12,140 people worked as Middle School Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 12,080 Middle School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Middle School Teachers in TN Employment Trend

The typical state has 8,180 Middle School Teachers working in it, which means Tennessee has more Middle School Teachers than average.

Middle School Teachers in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Middle School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.

Job Projections for Middle School Teachers: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 820 annual job openings, and 10,870 total jobs in 2026 for Middle School Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 50,500 annual jobs and 677,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Teachers Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Teachers ranged from $38,990 to $71,030 with $50,310 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Tennessee is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Middle School Teachers Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee Metros for Middle School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Middle School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 3,680 $50,280
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,420 $55,520
Knoxville, TN 1,620 $50,280
Chattanooga, TN-GA 1,190 $57,830
Morristown, TN 490 $50,890
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 430 $48,380
Johnson City, TN 270 $49,180
Jackson, TN 230 $48,140
Clarksville, TN-KY 200 $59,230
Cleveland, TN 120 $50,910

Top States for Middle School Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Middle School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 66,470 $56,510
California 46,500 $74,840
New York 39,950 $80,790
Ohio 32,080 $62,770
Florida 30,110 $51,300
New Jersey 24,980 $69,710
Georgia 24,530 $56,860
Illinois 22,320 $60,310
Pennsylvania 21,640 $65,270
North Carolina 18,640 $46,290
Virginia 17,130 $62,330
Massachusetts 16,910 $77,160
Wisconsin 13,240 $58,260
Colorado 13,070 $50,130
Missouri 12,840 $49,310
Michigan 12,750 $65,950
Maryland 12,450 $67,200
Tennessee 12,140 $50,310
Minnesota 11,510 $58,390
Indiana 11,510 $49,900

Below are the states where Middle School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $80,790
Massachusetts $77,160
Connecticut $76,340
Rhode Island $75,250
California $74,840
Oregon $74,790
Alaska $72,640
District of Columbia $71,640
New Jersey $69,710
Maryland $67,200

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Occupation TN Employment Total
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 28,880
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 120

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