Income Percentiles by Occupation and Education Level

Recreation and Fitness Workers

Total Income: $

Income Percentile Results

Total Income of $10,000 ranks between the 35.4th and 52th percentiles for all education levels. These results were estimated off of 288,639 Recreation and Fitness Workers.

50th Percentile (Median) Income for any Education Level: $24,000
75th Percentile: $40,000
95th Percentile: $74,341
99th Percentile: $126,919

See Similar Occupations

Income Percentile Stats

  • To be in the top 1% for this age range, your household would need an income of $126,919 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
  • To be in the top 5% for this age range, your household would need an income of $74,341 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.

Income of Recreation and Fitness Workers by Highest Education Level

Total Income of $10,000 ranks for education levels:
  • Compared to Doctoral degree holders this ranks between the 13th and 27.5th percentiles.
  • Compared to Professional degree beyond a Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 16th and 27th percentiles.
  • Compared to Master's degree holders this ranks between the 8.7th and 20.2th percentiles.
  • Compared to Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 15.4th and 31.5th percentiles.
  • Compared to HS Diploma / GED degree holders this ranks between the 37.8th and 59.5th percentiles.

Income Percentile Distribution by Education Level

Highest Level of Education for Recreation and Fitness Workers:
  • Other (N/A or Less than HS): 9.1%
  • HS Diploma / GED: 18%
  • Associates Degree and Some College: 40.2%
  • Bachelors Degree: 26.5%
  • Masters Degree: 5.5%
  • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors: 0.5%
  • Doctoral Degree (PHd) : 0.3%

Most Common Bachelors Degree Majors

  • For Physical Fitness, Parks, Recreation, and Leisure undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 10.5th and 25.5th percentiles.
  • For Business undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 12.8th and 26.8th percentiles.
  • For Medical and Health Sciences and Services undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 14.2th and 33th percentiles.
  • For Education Administration and Teaching undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 17.7th and 30.1th percentiles.
  • For Fine Arts undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 13.8th and 35.9th percentiles.
  • For Social Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 19.3th and 33.3th percentiles.
  • For Psychology undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 21.6th and 42.9th percentiles.
  • For Communications undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 12.3th and 26.9th percentiles.
  • For Biology and Life Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 27.2th and 43.7th percentiles.
  • For English Language, Literature, and Composition undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 21.5th and 42.1th percentiles.
Note: The source data only records undergraduate degree majors, even if a person continues to study.

Treemap of Undergraduate Majors

Methodology and Assumptions

This data was sourced from the person-level data recorded by the American Communities Survey. The version of the survey used was the most recent 5 year revision for data recorded from 2013-2017. These results represent 288,639 Recreation and Fitness Workers. The occupation code that was used to generate these results e was 4620 to read more about the occupation codes that the ACS and Census use. These results were generated in R using raw data from the ACS and precalculated in a batch. This data includes all individual income for the survey respondent, so some of the people may have a wage job as well as other income sources. I did not limit to wage income, because many occupations have high portions of entrepreneurs (CEOs, doctors, tradespeople).

Exclusions and Filters Applied:
  • Filtered for people who reported working at least 30 hours a week.
  • High School Graduates and GED graduates were original 2 separate categories that I combined.
  • Anything below High School Graduates is combined into a separate category. I did not include these on the page for space reason but I can.
  • The data has data for associate degree holders and some college and these values are mostly in between the high school and bachelors samples. There doesn't seem to be a significant difference between some college and an associates degree.
  • All ages are included and not separated. I did some initial testing and there is a difference if the data is split out by age, but I wasn't able to consolidate the data into a way that would make it fast to interact with and avoid being too complicated.
  • There may be some confusion around a masters degree vs a professional degree beyond a masters. This was a distinction made in the original raw data that I decided to keep. Because the data is collected by polling people individually, some of the respondents may have mixed up the difference depending on how they phrased their response.
    • Masters Degree : MBA, Masters in Something
    • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors Degree: Law Degree, Medical School, generally these degrees are credentials for specific careers.
    • Doctoral Degree: PHd