Differentiated Pay

Tenn. Code Ann. §49-3-306(h) requires districts to create and implement differentiated pay plans.  Per State Board of Education Strategic Compensation Policy 5.600, each differentiated pay plan submitted to the department shall include compensation for educators based on, at minimum, one of the following criteria:

  •  High-needs subject areas and schools, sometimes referred to as hard-to-staff subjects or schools

  •  Instructional roles and/or responsibilities

  •  Performance


Differentiated Pay Process for 2021-22

The submission process for the 2021-22 differentiated pay process is now available.  Districts should submit their plans electronically using the 2021-22 Differentiated Pay Plan submission form.  Submission includes:

  • 2021-22 Differentiated Pay Plan

  • Implementation update on 2020-21 Differentiated Pay Plan(based on payouts to teachers during the 2020-21 school year)

  • 2021-22 Salary Schedule(upload in excel format)

All differentiated pay plans are due no later than 5 p.m. CT on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

With any questions, contact Compensation.Questions@tn.gov


District Plans