Average Salary for Tennessee Valley Authority Employees

Tennessee Valley Authority employees bring home $83K per year on average. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Tennessee Valley Authority, but your experience level and geography affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Electrical Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $95K annually; Software Engineers, Security Supervisors, and Financial Consultants also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $75K, $56K, and approximately $46K, respectively.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $50K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $82K annually. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $88K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $92K annually) can be spotted in Decatur, Ala.; Bowling Green, Ky. ($88K), Huntsville, Ala. (approximately $88K), and Spring City, Tenn. (around $80K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($68K) in Chattanooga, Tenn., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Alabama, where they average to about $81K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $127K annually for Certified Information Systems Security Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to approximately $99K per year for accredited Professional Engineer License Holders. At Tennessee Valley Authority, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at $120K.


Employees who count Autodesk AutoCAD among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $95K annually. Project Management is a popular skill among Tennessee Valley Authority workers, with slightly less than a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Security Policies and Procedures, and Maintenance.


Tennessee Valley Authority's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Merely 36 percent at Tennessee Valley Authority earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Most workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Most employees receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Tennessee Valley Authority


19 %
81 %
$52,139 - $83,324
$45,456 - $99,902

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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