Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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.


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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)
17,720 2.0 % (4) $63,760 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $28,820 $40,910 $57,650 $80,450 $109,770
  (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 10,570 0.37 (4) $59,610
Junior Colleges 6,960 0.91 (4) $70,930
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $44,570
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.02 (4) $26,030

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 6,960 0.91 (4) $70,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,570 0.37 (4) $59,610
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $44,570
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.02 (4) $26,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 6,960 0.91 (4) $70,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,570 0.37 (4) $59,610
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $44,570
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.02 (4) $26,030


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 2,970 0.21 1.52 (4) $94,680
Texas 1,370 0.14 0.98 (4) $50,510
North Carolina 970 0.26 1.84 (4) $61,520
Pennsylvania 950 0.17 1.24 (4) $69,160
New York 880 0.11 0.76 (4) $70,600




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 130 0.33 2.39 (4) $58,060
Vermont 90 0.33 2.33 (4) $58,840
North Carolina 970 0.26 1.84 (4) $61,520
West Virginia 170 0.25 1.77 (4) $59,460
Oregon 380 0.24 1.73 (4) $71,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,970 0.21 1.52 (4) $94,680
New Hampshire 50 0.08 0.56 (4) $76,620
Massachusetts 450 0.15 1.04 (4) $72,380
Oregon 380 0.24 1.73 (4) $71,130
New York 880 0.11 0.76 (4) $70,600

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 770 0.20 1.44 (4) $99,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.07 0.53 (4) $81,790
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.64 (4) $50,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 1.23 (4) $69,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.26 1.86 (4) $109,830
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.19 1.35 (4) $84,630
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 200 0.21 1.50 (4) $71,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 190 0.08 0.55 (4) $57,220
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.17 1.24 (4) $68,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.13 0.95 (4) $60,200




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)
Salisbury, MD 50 1.01 7.21 (8) (8)
Jackson, TN 30 0.55 3.91 (4) $46,640
Utica-Rome, NY 70 0.54 3.84 (4) $79,430
Winston-Salem, NC 100 0.52 3.74 (8) (8)
Spokane, WA 100 0.49 3.52 (4) $44,500
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.44 3.16 (4) $52,740
Dayton, OH 140 0.40 2.88 (4) $45,650
Bakersfield, CA 90 0.38 2.69 (8) (8)
Jackson, MS 90 0.37 2.68 (4) $47,160
Springfield, MO 70 0.36 2.59 (8) (8)




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 300 0.26 1.86 (4) $109,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.20 1.44 (4) $99,780
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 30 0.10 0.69 (4) $90,980
Fresno, CA 110 0.34 2.45 (4) $90,700
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.88 (4) $87,690
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.19 1.35 (4) $84,630
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $82,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.07 0.53 (4) $81,790
Utica-Rome, NY 70 0.54 3.84 (4) $79,430
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,200

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 120 0.63 4.51 (4) $52,780
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 1.70 (4) $49,110
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 1.98 (4) $52,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 2.96 (4) $55,410
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 3.03 (4) $58,150

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 60 0.85 6.10 (4) $60,030
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 4.96 (4) $45,730
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 4.51 (4) $52,780
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 3.03 (4) $58,150
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 2.96 (4) $55,410

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 2.05 (4) $76,270
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.85 6.10 (4) $60,030
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 3.03 (4) $58,150
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.49 (4) $55,610
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 2.96 (4) $55,410


About May 2010 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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011