Average Salary for Tennessee Valley Authority Employees

Employees at Tennessee Valley Authority make $87K per year on average. Though your experience level and your city are influential salary factors for those at Tennessee Valley Authority, your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Tennessee Valley Authority Median Salary by Job


Electrical Engineer
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Financial Consultant
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Security Supervisor
2 profiles

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Software Engineer
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Government Program Manager
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
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Source: Freebase


The highest average salaries go to Government Program Managers, who bring in close to around $105K annually, though Electrical Engineers are not far behind at $95K along with Security Supervisors (approximately $56K) and Financial Consultants ($46K).

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $83K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $50K annually. The largest fraction of Tennessee Valley Authority people (41 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn around $93K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $100K annually) can be spotted in Decatur, Ala.; the company's headquarter city of Knoxville, Tenn. (about $91K), Huntsville, Ala. ($88K), and Athens, Ala. ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $70K) is Chattanooga, Tenn. Across Tennessee Valley Authority's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Alabama earn the most, taking home approximately $89K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Information Systems Security Professionals, who make $101K annually. Certified Professional Engineers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $100K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at Tennessee Valley Authority come out on top, and their salaries approach $79K annually.


Employees who count Computer Aided Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $102K per year. A garden variety skill at Tennessee Valley Authority is Microsoft Excel; slightly more than a fifth of Tennessee Valley Authority's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Project Management, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office.


At Tennessee Valley Authority, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 30 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Most respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of survey participants, and for a solid majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Tennessee Valley Authority folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Tennessee Valley Authority


17 %
83 %
$52,139 - $83,324
$44,860 - $98,174

Job Satisfaction

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

Popular Locations for Tennessee Valley Authority

  1. Chattanooga, Tennessee
  2. Knoxville, Tennessee
  3. Huntsville, Alabama
  4. Decatur, Alabama
  5. Athens, Alabama
  6. Spring City, Tennessee

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