Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
18,650 2.4 % (4) $65,220 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $27,900 $41,030 $58,280 $80,370 $111,560
(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 11,240 0.38 (4) $61,530
Junior Colleges 6,980 0.92 (4) $72,970
Other Schools and Instruction 380 0.10 (4) $35,080

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 6,980 0.92 (4) $72,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,240 0.38 (4) $61,530
Other Schools and Instruction 380 0.10 (4) $35,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,980 0.92 (4) $72,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,240 0.38 (4) $61,530
Other Schools and Instruction 380 0.10 (4) $35,080


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 2,730 0.18 1.31 (4) $92,080
Texas 1,860 0.17 1.20 (4) $61,400
New York 1,450 0.16 1.19 (4) $69,430
North Carolina 1,040 0.26 1.87 (4) $58,040
Pennsylvania 1,030 0.18 1.32 (4) $61,360




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 2.67 (4) $55,090
Utah 400 0.31 2.24 (4) $68,100
North Carolina 1,040 0.26 1.87 (4) $58,040
Washington 690 0.24 1.73 (4) $47,700
Virginia 820 0.22 1.63 (4) $63,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,730 0.18 1.31 (4) $92,080
Michigan 450 0.11 0.80 (4) $84,810
Connecticut 260 0.16 1.15 (4) $71,980
New Hampshire 60 0.09 0.68 (4) $71,430
Arizona 560 0.22 1.62 (4) $69,800





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 710 0.18 1.27 (4) $88,420
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 500 0.09 0.67 (4) $87,140
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 460 0.25 1.79 (4) $57,580
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 360 0.27 1.97 (4) $94,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.20 1.44 (4) $121,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 0.87 (4) $59,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 280 0.10 0.71 (4) $64,550
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 260 0.20 1.47 (4) $66,370
Salt Lake City, UT 240 0.36 2.64 (4) $61,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.18 1.31 (4) $97,230




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)
Ithaca, NY 90 1.83 13.25 (4) $66,800
College Station-Bryan, TX 140 1.44 10.41 (4) $90,350
Greenville, NC 90 1.21 8.78 (4) $61,290
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 50 0.78 5.67 (8) (8)
Waco, TX 60 0.57 4.10 (4) $56,390
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 110 0.55 3.99 (4) $95,780
Provo-Orem, UT 100 0.52 3.74 (4) $79,950
Abilene, TX 30 0.52 3.80 (4) $52,990
Winston-Salem, NC 100 0.49 3.54 (4) $55,390
Wilmington, NC 70 0.47 3.39 (4) $58,800




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.20 1.44 (4) $121,500
Ann Arbor, MI 80 0.37 2.70 (4) $116,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.18 1.31 (4) $97,230
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 110 0.55 3.99 (4) $95,780
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 360 0.27 1.97 (4) $94,940
College Station-Bryan, TX 140 1.44 10.41 (4) $90,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.18 1.27 (4) $88,420
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 500 0.09 0.67 (4) $87,140
Provo-Orem, UT 100 0.52 3.74 (4) $79,950
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 140 0.14 1.05 (4) $78,900

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 110 0.60 4.36 (4) $56,560
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.35 2.50 (4) $48,750
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.80 5.79 (4) $48,750
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 4.22 (4) $55,120
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 2.30 (4) $66,640

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)
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.94 6.80 (4) $49,590
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.80 5.79 (4) $48,750
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 5.14 (4) $57,300
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 4.36 (4) $56,560
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 4.22 (4) $55,120

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.00 (4) $75,360
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 0.80 (4) $72,140
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.51 (4) $67,830
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 2.30 (4) $66,640
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.47 (4) $65,760


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015