Project Management Jobs in Tennessee

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Tennessee Ranks:
33
in the US for Industrial Production Managers median annual salary
34
in the US for Natural Sciences Managers median annual salary
39
in the US for Computer and Information Systems Managers median annual salary
45
in the US for Architectural and Engineering Managers median annual salary
47
in the US for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers median annual salary
49
in the US for Construction Managers median annual salary

Project management professionals in Tennessee might find themselves singing Memphis blues on payday. The state ranks low in nearly every field and in almost every city, with a few exceptions. Industrial production managers make slightly over the national average salary in Chattanooga, Kingsport, and Cleveland, earning between $90,000 and $92,000. Construction managers are some of the lowest-paid PMPs, particularly in Morristown where they earn $45,000 on average. Nashville wages are low across the board, most notably for transportation, storage, and distribution managers, who make a median salary of about $53,000.

State-Level Statistics

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Construction Managers 4,880 $65,770 79%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 4,850 $97,020 80%
Industrial Production Managers 3,730 $84,720 95%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 3,220 $66,960 82%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2,460 $100,560 81%
Natural Sciences Managers 460 $95,450 82%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Statistics

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Statistics for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 680 $100,190 80%
Knoxville, TN 380 $106,630 85%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 270 $119,820 96%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 120 $101,990 82%
Clarksville, TN-KY 40 $100,750 81%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Computer and Information Systems Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 1,940 $97,390 81%
Knoxville, TN 470 $92,280 76%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 330 $95,940 79%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 150 $114,420 95%
Johnson City, TN 70 $81,440 67%
Clarksville, TN-KY 60 $92,090 76%
Cleveland, TN 40 $76,790 63%
Jackson, TN 40 $87,200 72%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Construction Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 1,740 $68,550 83%
Knoxville, TN 700 $58,900 71%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 350 $68,960 83%
Jackson, TN 170 $58,900 71%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 160 $56,380 68%
Clarksville, TN-KY 100 $50,710 61%
Johnson City, TN 100 $64,610 78%
Morristown, TN 40 $45,150 55%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Industrial Production Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 800 $82,120 92%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 410 $90,600 102%
Knoxville, TN 360 $88,790 100%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 190 $91,130 102%
Clarksville, TN-KY 150 $67,850 76%
Morristown, TN 110 $81,800 92%
Johnson City, TN 90 $76,700 86%
Jackson, TN 70 $84,680 95%
Cleveland, TN 70 $92,110 103%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Natural Sciences Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Knoxville, TN 80 $101,480 88%
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 70 $94,840 82%
Cleveland, TN 40 $92,870 80%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 940 $53,040 65%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 260 $61,130 75%
Knoxville, TN 220 $69,030 84%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 90 $55,230 67%
Clarksville, TN-KY 60 $57,190 70%
Morristown, TN 50 $57,130 70%
Johnson City, TN 40 $59,890 73%
Jackson, TN 30 $81,550 100%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012