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Kindergarten Teachers in Tennessee

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

9.1% Jobs Projection
$48,410 Median Salary
340 Job Openings

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

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

  • Kindergarten Teachers in Tennessee earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Kindergarten Teachers Work in Tennessee?

3,460 people worked as Kindergarten Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,320 Kindergarten Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten Teachers in TN Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,500 Kindergarten Teachers working in it, which means Tennessee has more Kindergarten Teachers than average.

Kindergarten Teachers in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten Teachers: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 340 annual Kindergarten Teachers job openings in Tennessee, and 3,360 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 16,700 annual jobs and 166,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Kindergarten Teachers Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten Teachers ranged from $35,640 to $67,200 with $48,410 being the median annual salary.

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

Kindergarten Teachers Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee Metros for Kindergarten Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 1,080 $48,800
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 620 $55,340
Knoxville, TN 600 $48,890
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 140 $47,730
Jackson, TN 100 $47,340
Johnson City, TN 100 $44,820
Chattanooga, TN-GA 80 $46,190
Cleveland, TN 60 $50,490

Top States for Kindergarten Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Kindergarten Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 15,050 $55,930
California 11,580 $67,670
Florida 10,680 $49,680
Washington 7,870 $63,350
New York 6,120 $73,430
New Jersey 5,120 $63,640
Georgia 4,720 $53,730
Illinois 4,630 $54,270
Virginia 4,010 $60,540
Colorado 3,630 $47,750
Tennessee 3,460 $48,410
Minnesota 3,440 $58,140
Pennsylvania 3,350 $60,220
North Carolina 3,320 $45,810
Arizona 3,040 $43,520
Massachusetts 3,020 $72,990
Ohio 2,890 $58,500
Maryland 2,610 $64,460
Kentucky 2,500 $54,630
South Carolina 2,120 $51,480

Below are the states where Kindergarten Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $77,420
New York $73,430
Massachusetts $72,990
Oregon $71,500
Rhode Island $68,750
California $67,670
Maryland $64,460
New Jersey $63,640
Washington $63,350
Alaska $62,140

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Occupation TN Employment Total
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 6,160


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