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Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,440
25th Percentile Wage
$42,720
50th Percentile Wage
$60,150
75th Percentile Wage
$83,150
90th Percentile Wage
$123,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers is $123,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,440. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 294% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,150
1.61% 3.71%
2016
$59,180
-0.17% -
2015
$59,280
1.69% -
2014
$58,280
1.01% -
2013
$57,690
-0.40% -
2012
$57,920
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $167,980. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $60,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$167,980
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,940
Educational Services
$60,170

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,900 to $89,580. The highest paying state for postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers is California with a median annual salary of $89,580. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $30,900. For more salary information of postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$89,580
Connecticut
$81,450
New Hampshire
$76,380
Massachusetts
$70,380
Missouri
$69,760
New Mexico
$67,190
Mississippi
$65,010
Michigan
$64,670
New Jersey
$64,460
Florida
$64,230
New York
$63,550
Kentucky
$63,360
North Dakota
$61,540
Alabama
$61,250
Georgia
$61,050
Maryland
$60,310
Minnesota
$59,920
Iowa
$59,650
Pennsylvania
$59,130
Nebraska
$59,030
District of Columbia
$58,890
Texas
$58,720
Indiana
$58,660
Wyoming
$58,520
Ohio
$57,640
North Carolina
$57,620
South Dakota
$57,600
Hawaii
$57,040
Oregon
$56,650
Maine
$56,600
Idaho
$56,120
West Virginia
$54,780
Wisconsin
$53,930
Virginia
$53,410
Puerto Rico
$52,950
Tennessee
$51,410
Washington
$49,750
Kansas
$49,670
South Carolina
$48,490
Oklahoma
$48,370
Arkansas
$48,360
Illinois
$46,800
Montana
$45,020
Louisiana
$41,270
Colorado
$41,250
Arizona
$38,250
Vermont
$37,590
Alaska
$32,160
Utah
$30,900



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