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13.2% Jobs Projection
$74,130 Median Salary
1,620 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Managers Work in Tennessee?

There were approximately 14,480 workers employed as Managers in this state in 2018.

There were 10,570 Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 3,910 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Managers in TN Employment Trend

The typical state has 5,175 Managers working in it, which means Tennessee has more Managers than average.

Managers in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Managers: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,620 annual job openings, and 21,120 total jobs in 2026 for Managers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 79,200 annual jobs and 1,071,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Managers Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Managers ranged from $37,070 to $141,500 with $74,130 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.82 to $68.03. The median hourly rate was $35.64.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $38.43 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.79.

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

Managers Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee Metros for Managers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 5,500 $78,440
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,760 $71,840
Knoxville, TN 2,030 $78,930
Chattanooga, TN-GA 1,230 $89,130
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 400 $75,050
Johnson City, TN 320 $72,820
Clarksville, TN-KY 290 $67,740
Jackson, TN 200 $61,640
Cleveland, TN 190 $37,780
Morristown, TN 120 $52,700

Top States for Managers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 66,300 $129,300
Florida 23,160 $90,740
Texas 20,710 $113,510
District of Columbia 19,910 $141,320
New Jersey 18,370 $127,510
Virginia 17,280 $130,590
New York 16,600 $109,910
Georgia 14,480 $109,920
Tennessee 14,480 $74,130
Maryland 14,450 $119,900
Ohio 14,410 $97,600
Wisconsin 12,400 $75,630
North Carolina 11,990 $113,560
Washington 11,280 $116,700
Pennsylvania 11,060 $116,820
Louisiana 9,790 $79,900
Minnesota 9,350 $118,410
Colorado 8,940 $127,750
Massachusetts 8,660 $120,100
Arizona 8,520 $98,540

Below are the states where Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Virginia $130,590
California $129,300
Colorado $127,750
New Jersey $127,510
Delaware $124,710
Massachusetts $120,100
Maryland $119,900
New Hampshire $118,520
Minnesota $118,410


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