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Tennessee Teacher’s Salary 2023-2024

Tennessee Teacher’s Starting Salary for the 2023 to 2024 school year is between $43,358 and $50,047 for a beginning teacher with a bachelor’s degree and no experience. 2023-2024 Tennessee Teacher Salary Chart below. 

Teachers in Tennessee earn an average salary of $53,619 a year, But a realistic number that a teacher makes depends on many factors; years of service within the school district is the most significant factor. And a close second is the degree level; after that, it depends on where you work in Tennessee. Do you teach for 10 or 12 months? Do you give training or Coach? All these factors determine the salary of a Tennessee State teacher. Below you will find a list of School Districts in Tennessee; click on the one you want to know the realistic teacher salary.

Nashville has the highest starting Salary in Tennessee State at $50,047. This is 15% more than Shelby County $43,358, with the lowest starting salary on our list. However, Williamson County has the most significant pay bump for a master’s degree in the first year at $9,062, while Knox County has the lowest raise for a master’s in the first year at $2,928. With a Doctorate, your best option is Nashville. Because it has the highest starting salary for a Ph.D. at $62,170, this is not the most significant increase at $12,123. Wilson County has the lowest Starting salary for a Ph.D. at $49,98000  because of the second smallest increases for a Doctorate at $3,150.

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2023-2024 Tennessee Teacher Salary Chart:

Williamson County$48,213$57,275$57,856
Rutherford County$47,177$51,187$61,230
Clarksville Montgomery$46,043$53,131$59,398
Hamilton County$45,289$48,573$54,908
Sevier County$45,000$48,000$58,000
Knox County$44,800$47,728$55,343
Sumner County$44,460$47,970$53,502
Wilson County$43,680$46,830$49,980
Shelby County$43,358$49,860$57,665
2023-2024 Tennessee Teacher Salary Chart

What’s more, the job market for teachers is substantial.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs as school teachers will grow by 20% through 2026. Please consider that many colleges and universities offer tuition reimbursement programs to attract prospective college graduates who majored in education. Check with your local school district to learn more about their teacher salary policies and what kinds of scholarships are available to prospective students who plan on becoming a teacher one day.

How Much Does a Teacher Make in Your District?

Please see the Salary Schedule by District below; if you can’t find yours, we are probably working on it and will post it soon.

Disclaimer: All Salary information are estimates made with the best information available; always refer to the Government Website for Official Salary Information. Most districts will follow the Latest Salary schedule until a new one is approved; this makes the current one the one to follow until a new one is approved.