Salary for Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers

Also known as:  Health and Physical Education Professor, Human Performance Professor, Kinesiology Professor, Leisure Studies Professor, Physical Education (PE) Professor, Physical Education Professor, Swimming Professor

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Recreation and fitness studies teachers in colleges, universities and other postsecondary instititutions select and obtain course materials, and prepare lectures, assignments and tests which reinforce key concepts in the material. Additionally, these professionals are expected to guide student efforts, prepare syllabi, and handouts, and change or create curricula as needed. They must stay abreast with changes in their field, and often may be expected to publish in peer-reviewed literature. The minimum education requirement for these teachers is a Bachelor's degree, although the majority of individuals working as recreation and fitness studies teachers in postsecondary insititutions have doctoral degrees in related areas.

A Postsecondary Recreation or Fitness Studies Teacher gets a salary of between $33,140 to $130,580 depending on tenure and industry expertise. Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers get an average salary of seventy-five thousand four hundred and thirty dollars annually.

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers have the highest average potential salary in California, which has normal pay levels of close to $120,080. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Educational Services, where they can receive normal pay levels of $75,660.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.52 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$75,660
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,430

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,430
Educational Services
$75,660