Traditional physical education salary rises to $8.6M
Traditional physical arts and recreation (PTAR) careers in the U.S. are set to grow significantly this year, according to the latest salary survey from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
The latest report from the UAW shows that the number of full-time PTAs rose by 12% from the year-ago quarter, while total employment in the field fell by 3%.
The number of part-time workers increased by 13%, and total employment increased by 11.4%.
The survey found that the median PTAs salary was $8,842.
The median full-timer salary was just $7,868.
The survey, which polled more than 1,000 PTAs and teachers in the United States, shows that some industries are seeing pay increases, including physical education.
The average salary for a full-timer is up nearly 20% to $13,700, while the median full time salary is up 18.7% to about $16,500.
The survey also found that PTAs earned an average of $1,000 more than their peers in other industries.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) estimates that the PTAs compensation package at the beginning of the year was about $11,000, while it was $11.7 million in 2016.
The NFIB also said that most PTAs were paying more for their benefits than their colleagues, with many receiving full or part-pension benefits.
The report also found some companies were making money with less money.
The percentage of companies that were making at least $1 million in the first quarter of 2017 increased to 26%, while the percentage of firms making less than $500,000 was only 17%.
The American Federation has been urging Congress to cut the minimum wage in half, so that PTas are paid a fair wage.
Congress has so far not made any move to cut or raise the minimum.