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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
14,730 2.7 % (4) $ 75,430 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,140 $ 49,160 $ 66,290 $ 94,420 $ 130,580
  (4)

Industry profile for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,600 0.32 (4) $ 68,880
Junior Colleges 4,810 0.71 (4) $ 90,520
Other Schools and Instruction 200 0.05 (4) $ 43,130
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 90 0.01 (4) $ 42,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 4,810 0.71 (4) $ 90,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,600 0.32 (4) $ 68,880
Other Schools and Instruction 200 0.05 (4) $ 43,130
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 90 0.01 (4) $ 42,430

Top paying industries for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 4,810 0.71 (4) $ 90,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,600 0.32 (4) $ 68,880
Other Schools and Instruction 200 0.05 (4) $ 43,130
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 90 0.01 (4) $ 42,430


Geographic profile for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,050 0.12 1.18 (4) $ 120,080
Texas 1,650 0.14 1.29 (4) $ 66,100
New York 890 0.10 0.97 (4) $ 83,010
North Carolina 880 0.21 1.95 (4) $ 67,330
Virginia 690 0.19 1.76 (8) (8)




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 100 0.23 2.21 (4) $ 58,840
North Carolina 880 0.21 1.95 (4) $ 67,330
Oregon 360 0.20 1.86 (4) $ 72,090
Virginia 690 0.19 1.76 (8) (8)
Mississippi 200 0.18 1.72 (4) $ 64,380




Top paying states for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,050 0.12 1.18 (4) $ 120,080
Idaho 30 0.04 0.42 (4) $ 86,340
New York 890 0.10 0.97 (4) $ 83,010
Connecticut 150 0.10 0.92 (4) $ 82,710
Michigan 550 0.14 1.32 (4) $ 82,470





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 820 0.14 1.34 (4) $ 135,560
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 460 0.05 0.49 (4) $ 94,740
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 370 0.10 0.98 (4) $ 67,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 300 0.10 0.96 (4) $ 73,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 290 0.10 0.91 (4) $ 67,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 270 0.06 0.59 (4) $ 68,440
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 270 0.10 0.93 (4) $ 66,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 250 0.11 1.03 (4) $ 108,140
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 220 0.12 1.16 (4) $ 89,940
Springfield, MA-CT 220 0.71 6.75 (4) $ 68,710




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 190 1.72 16.21 (4) $ 93,480
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.76 7.18 (4) $ 65,380
Springfield, MA-CT 220 0.71 6.75 (4) $ 68,710
Eugene, OR 90 0.59 5.54 (4) $ 54,290
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 120 0.50 4.71 (8) (8)
Utica-Rome, NY 50 0.45 4.22 (4) $ 92,500
Montgomery, AL 60 0.36 3.42 (4) $ 70,080
Syracuse, NY 90 0.33 3.12 (4) $ 60,510
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 150 0.32 3.03 (4) $ 52,680
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 40 0.31 2.96 (4) $ 61,140




Top paying metropolitan areas for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 820 0.14 1.34 (4) $ 135,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 250 0.11 1.03 (4) $ 108,140
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.08 0.80 (4) $ 100,260
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 460 0.05 0.49 (4) $ 94,740
College Station-Bryan, TX 190 1.72 16.21 (4) $ 93,480
Utica-Rome, NY 50 0.45 4.22 (4) $ 92,500
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 220 0.12 1.16 (4) $ 89,940
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 1.21 (4) $ 89,890
Knoxville, TN 50 0.12 1.13 (4) $ 82,470
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 110 0.09 0.89 (4) $ 80,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.25 11.77 (4) $ 55,320
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.75 7.07 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.65 6.15 (4) $ 62,600
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.65 (4) $ 44,270
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 2.25 (4) $ 63,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.25 11.77 (4) $ 55,320
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.75 7.07 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.65 6.15 (4) $ 62,600
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 4.60 (4) $ 51,790
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 3.34 (4) $ 71,060

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 3.34 (4) $ 71,060
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 65,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.79 (4) $ 65,190
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 65,170
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.28 (4) $ 64,380


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021