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Nursing Instructors and Professors in Tennessee

Is Tennessee a good place for you to work as a Nursing Instructor or Professor?

27.7% Jobs Projection
$67,660 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Nursing Instructors and Professors in Tennessee is growing faster than average.

  • Nursing Instructors and Professors in Tennessee earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nursing Instructors and Professors Work in Tennessee?

There were approximately 910 workers employed as Nursing Instructors and Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 730 Nursing Instructors and Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 725 Nursing Instructors and Professors working in it, which means Tennessee has more Nursing Instructors and Professors than average.

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Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Nursing Instructors and Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 27.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 24.0%.

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Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 140 annual job openings, and a total of 1,520 jobs for Tennessee Nursing Instructors and Professors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,300 annual jobs and 84,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nursing Instructors and Professors Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Nursing Instructors and Professors ranged from $52,120 to $108,920 with $67,660 being the median annual salary.

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

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Top Tennessee Metros for Nursing Instructors and Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nursing Instructors and Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 340 $83,500
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 100 $59,620
Knoxville, TN 100 $68,340
Chattanooga, TN-GA 70 $55,960

Top States for Nursing Instructors and Professors Employment

View the list below to see where most Nursing Instructors and Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 4,380 $81,980
Pennsylvania 4,010 $75,650
Texas 3,900 $68,620
California 3,390 $96,580
Ohio 2,770 $69,530
North Carolina 2,170 $64,520
New Jersey 2,000 $92,380
Illinois 1,810 $63,490
Massachusetts 1,720 $79,710
Virginia 1,480 $67,540
Michigan 1,410 $83,160
Indiana 1,350 $71,590
Alabama 1,330 $64,010
Minnesota 1,330 $0
Colorado 1,260 $59,140
Missouri 1,210 $70,240
Georgia 1,130 $67,370
Washington 1,080 $70,190
Wisconsin 960 $78,270
Tennessee 910 $67,660

Below are the states where Nursing Instructors and Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $135,700
California $96,580
Connecticut $94,000
New Jersey $92,380
Maryland $87,490
Alaska $83,320
Michigan $83,160
New York $81,980
Massachusetts $79,710
Wisconsin $78,270

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