Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
17,980 2.2 % (4) $66,090 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $29,660 $42,140 $59,280 $80,960 $114,150
(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 10,950 0.37 (4) $62,710
Junior Colleges 6,770 0.89 (4) $72,800
Other Schools and Instruction 220 0.06 (4) $32,050

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 6,770 0.89 (4) $72,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,950 0.37 (4) $62,710
Other Schools and Instruction 220 0.06 (4) $32,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,770 0.89 (4) $72,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,950 0.37 (4) $62,710
Other Schools and Instruction 220 0.06 (4) $32,050


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 2,650 0.17 1.31 (4) $87,790
Texas 2,010 0.17 1.33 (4) $62,290
New York 1,390 0.15 1.19 (4) $73,460
Pennsylvania 1,140 0.20 1.54 (4) $67,210
North Carolina 980 0.24 1.82 (4) $59,170




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)
South Dakota 150 0.37 2.86 (4) $56,600
Utah 460 0.34 2.64 (4) $66,570
Washington 720 0.24 1.85 (4) $48,850
North Carolina 980 0.24 1.82 (4) $59,170
Virginia 830 0.23 1.73 (4) $63,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,650 0.17 1.31 (4) $87,790
Michigan 430 0.10 0.80 (4) $81,940
Connecticut 210 0.12 0.96 (4) $74,680
Florida 370 0.05 0.36 (4) $73,520
New York 1,390 0.15 1.19 (4) $73,460





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.22 1.67 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 0.68 (4) $93,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 320 0.11 0.83 (4) $65,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 0.91 (4) $60,130
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.18 1.42 (4) $108,320
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 280 0.22 1.68 (4) $67,000
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 270 0.26 2.03 (4) $52,380
Salt Lake City, UT 260 0.39 3.02 (4) $62,850
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.31 2.37 (4) $56,170
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 220 0.23 1.77 (4) $47,710




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 130 1.27 9.73 (4) $92,770
Harrisonburg, VA 50 0.76 5.81 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 130 0.63 4.83 (4) $71,590
Lynchburg, VA 60 0.62 4.73 (4) $62,250
Utica-Rome, NY 70 0.55 4.25 (4) $51,210
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 0.52 3.99 (8) (8)
Abilene, TX 30 0.48 3.68 (4) $54,080
Waco, TX 50 0.42 3.21 (8) (8)
Winston-Salem, NC 100 0.39 2.98 (4) $56,430
Salt Lake City, UT 260 0.39 3.02 (4) $62,850




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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.18 1.42 (4) $108,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 0.16 1.25 (4) $100,260
Fresno, CA 70 0.22 1.68 (4) $96,550
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 0.68 (4) $93,970
College Station-Bryan, TX 130 1.27 9.73 (4) $92,770
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.10 0.77 (4) $91,320
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.23 1.79 (4) $83,090
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.11 0.88 (4) $81,600
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 1.03 (4) $79,800
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 0.66 (4) $77,650

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 3.23 (4) $56,000
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.83 6.37 (4) $59,190
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 6.03 (4) $53,090
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 2.64 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.22 (4) $43,460

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 Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.90 6.94 (4) $61,980
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.83 6.37 (4) $59,190
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 6.03 (4) $53,090
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 3.84 (4) $63,790
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 3.21 (4) $46,100

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)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.69 (4) $78,650
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.02 (4) $66,690
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.77 (4) $66,580
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.77 (4) $66,310
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.74 (4) $65,800


About May 2015 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016