Average Nurse Educator Salary in Tennessee

Nurse educators in Tennessee earn an average of $72,790 per year (or $35.00 per hour).

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14% lower than the national average
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Tennessee nurse educators earn 14% lower than the national average salary for nurse educators, at $84,768 (or $40.75 per hour).

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Nurse educator salary range in Tennessee

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $89,459 $43
75th Percentile $84,372 $40
Median $68,107 $32
25th Percentile $64,919 $31

80% of Tennessee nurse educators earn between $52,605 and $89,459.

Cost-of-living adjusted nurse educator salary in Tennessee

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Tennessee nurse educators earn about $78,948 per year. Cost-of-living in Tennessee is 7% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Tennessee for nurse educators

Franklin, TN $77,396 per year
Memphis, TN $74,787 per year
Knoxville, TN $66,426 per year

Tennessee nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where nurse educators are paid the highest is Franklin, where the average nurse educators salary is $77,396 and 20,850 registered nurses are currently employed. The Memphis area comes in second, with a $74,787 average nurse educator salary and 13,670 registered nurses employed.

Nurse educators salaries in other states

California $130,735 per year
Oregon $102,423 per year
Massachusetts $114,817 per year
Washington $99,750 per year
New York $93,320 per year
Nevada $95,733 per year
New Jersey $84,593 per year
Connecticut $97,976 per year
Minnesota $88,567 per year
Maryland $84,813 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in Tennessee?

Case Management Nurse $78,736 per year
Dialysis Nurse $78,141 per year
Oncology Nurse $75,865 per year
Renal Nurse $75,414 per year
Substance Abuse Nurse $74,840 per year
PACU Nurse $74,615 per year
Nurse Manager $73,815 per year
Vascular Nurse $71,765 per year
Trauma Nurse $71,293 per year
Transplant Nurse $70,821 per year

At a $72,790 average annual salary, nurse educators in Tennessee tend to earn less than case management nurses ($78,736), dialysis nurses ($78,141), oncology nurses ($75,865), renal nurses ($75,414), substance abuse nurses ($74,840), PACU nurses ($74,615), and nurse managers ($73,815). They tend to earn more than vascular nurses ($71,765), trauma nurses ($71,293), and transplant nurses ($70,821).

More about nurse educators

A nurse educator teaches others about the field of nursing in the classroom, hospital and other settings. They design curriculum, research and oversee clinical work. They work with students, patients and their peers. Nurse educators have their nurse license and an advanced degree such as a Masters of Science in Nursing.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health