Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
19,410 2.4 % (4) $64,490 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $27,320 $40,760 $57,920 $79,940 $111,260
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,620 0.40 (4) $62,350
Junior Colleges 7,190 0.94 (4) $69,890
Other Schools and Instruction 330 0.09 (4) $36,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,190 0.94 (4) $69,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,620 0.40 (4) $62,350
Other Schools and Instruction 330 0.09 (4) $36,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,190 0.94 (4) $69,890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) (4) $66,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,620 0.40 (4) $62,350
Other Schools and Instruction 330 0.09 (4) $36,320
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) (4) $23,540


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,960 0.21 1.39 (4) $93,500
Texas 1,530 0.14 0.97 (4) $52,160
New York 1,300 0.15 1.02 (4) $72,110
Pennsylvania 1,040 0.18 1.24 (4) $68,040
North Carolina 980 0.25 1.69 (4) $62,110




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 890 0.37 2.48 (4) $49,970
South Dakota 140 0.35 2.34 (4) $59,150
Idaho 190 0.32 2.12 (4) $50,360
Oregon 410 0.26 1.73 (4) $63,270
North Carolina 980 0.25 1.69 (4) $62,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,960 0.21 1.39 (4) $93,500
Massachusetts 440 0.14 0.92 (4) $77,460
New Hampshire 80 0.13 0.84 (4) $75,220
Vermont 70 0.23 1.54 (4) $73,380
New York 1,300 0.15 1.02 (4) $72,110





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 670 0.39 2.59 (4) $46,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.17 1.13 (4) $97,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.10 0.64 (4) $89,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.18 1.20 (4) $68,710
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 320 0.26 1.73 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 0.25 1.67 (4) $106,530
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.17 1.13 (4) $101,780
Pittsburgh, PA 220 0.19 1.30 (4) $69,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 0.62 (4) $83,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.09 0.63 (4) $49,630




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Prescott, AZ 120 2.37 15.90 (8) (8)
Salisbury, MD 50 0.93 6.26 (4) $47,840
Provo-Orem, UT 120 0.67 4.47 (8) (8)
Spokane, WA 110 0.56 3.76 (4) $47,080
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.44 2.95 (4) $70,270
Fresno, CA 140 0.44 2.93 (4) $74,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 670 0.39 2.59 (4) $46,030
Greensboro-High Point, NC 140 0.39 2.64 (4) $60,730
Utica-Rome, NY 50 0.38 2.53 (4) $71,070
Salem, OR 50 0.38 2.56 (4) $61,730




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 0.25 1.67 (4) $106,530
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.17 1.13 (4) $101,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.17 1.13 (4) $97,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.10 0.64 (4) $89,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 0.62 (4) $83,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $81,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 0.18 1.19 (4) $81,400
Fresno, CA 140 0.44 2.93 (4) $74,820
Utica-Rome, NY 50 0.38 2.53 (4) $71,070
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.44 2.95 (4) $70,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 4.99 (4) $53,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 3.54 (4) $48,390
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.31 2.09 (4) $46,620
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.84 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.17 1.17 (4) $59,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.63 10.91 (4) $79,000
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.74 4.96 (4) $57,790
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 4.99 (4) $53,540
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 4.31 (4) $47,690
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 4.04 (4) $75,110

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.63 10.91 (4) $79,000
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 4.04 (4) $75,110
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 3.40 (4) $69,990
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 3.20 (4) $61,620
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.17 1.17 (4) $59,110


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013