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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,290
25th Percentile Wage
$40,490
50th Percentile Wage
$59,180
75th Percentile Wage
$81,910
90th Percentile Wage
$119,830

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 $119,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,290. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 323% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,180-0.17%2.13%
201559,2801.69%-
201458,2801.01%-
201357,690-0.40%-
201257,920--

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 $164,230. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $59,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$164,230
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,940
Educational Services
$59,170

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 $31,830 to $93,170. The highest paying state for postsecondary recreation and fitness studies teachers is California with a median annual salary of $93,170. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $31,830. 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
$93,170
Connecticut
$81,450
New Hampshire
$74,850
Florida
$68,620
New Mexico
$67,190
Missouri
$66,700
Massachusetts
$66,360
Kentucky
$65,940
Michigan
$64,670
Mississippi
$63,990
New York
$63,170
Maine
$62,830
New Jersey
$62,350
Oregon
$61,320
Maryland
$61,160
Texas
$59,880
Alabama
$59,850
Iowa
$59,560
District of Columbia
$58,890
Nebraska
$58,310
Wyoming
$58,070
North Dakota
$57,840
Puerto Rico
$57,780
Ohio
$57,640
North Carolina
$57,080
Hawaii
$57,040
Minnesota
$56,640
South Dakota
$56,530
Georgia
$55,930
Wisconsin
$55,300
Indiana
$54,720
Pennsylvania
$54,390
West Virginia
$53,780
Virginia
$53,410
Arkansas
$50,910
Idaho
$48,590
Washington
$47,940
Illinois
$47,540
South Carolina
$46,420
Montana
$45,020
Louisiana
$41,270
Oklahoma
$40,700
Colorado
$40,480
Tennessee
$40,340
Arizona
$38,250
Vermont
$37,590
Kansas
$32,500
Alaska
$32,160
Utah
$31,830


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