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Chief Executives in Tennessee

Want to work in Tennessee as a Chief Executive? Read this first!

4.8% Jobs Projection
$129,720 Median Salary
570 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Chief Executives in Tennessee is growing slower than average.

  • Chief Executives in Tennessee earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chief Executives Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 6,680 Chief Executives working in the state.

There were 5,830 Chief Executives employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 850 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,150 Chief Executives working in it, which means Tennessee has more Chief Executives than average.


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Chief Executives in this state are growing at a rate of 4.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -3.9%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 570 annual job openings, and a total of 7,810 jobs for Tennessee Chief Executives in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 20,000 annual jobs and 296,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chief Executives Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Chief Executives ranged from $22,070 to $208,000 with $129,720 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.61 to $100. The median hourly rate was $62.37.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $59.22 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.15.

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


Top Tennessee Metros for Chief Executives

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chief Executives.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 2,970 $129,320
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,040 $143,350
Knoxville, TN 820 $159,870
Chattanooga, TN-GA 510 $158,400
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 240 $109,370
Clarksville, TN-KY 100 $133,150
Johnson City, TN 100 $79,180
Jackson, TN 90 $112,330
Morristown, TN 50 $62,750
Cleveland, TN 30 n/a

Top States for Chief Executives Employment

The table below shows the states where most Chief Executives work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 30,290 $208,000
Florida 20,860 $171,000
New York 10,430 $208,000
Illinois 9,650 $208,000
Massachusetts 7,990 $208,000
Tennessee 6,680 $129,720
Arizona 6,630 $179,410
Pennsylvania 6,540 $208,000
Georgia 6,260 $208,000
Minnesota 5,970 $176,550
Virginia 5,760 $208,000
Texas 5,260 $208,000
Wisconsin 5,240 $127,330
Utah 4,850 $151,750
Ohio 4,420 $196,500
Missouri 4,410 $144,070
Indiana 4,220 $124,090
North Carolina 3,820 $205,220
Kansas 3,790 $149,880
Washington 3,690 $206,560

Below are the states where Chief Executives get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $208,000
Oregon $208,000
New Jersey $208,000
Texas $208,000
California $208,000
Nevada $208,000
Illinois $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Nebraska $208,000
Georgia $208,000

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