Employee Relations Director Salary

The average pay for an Employee Relations Director is $96,369 per year.

$41,825 - $135,219
MEDIAN: $96,369

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$41,825 - $135,219  
$-0.49 - $26,243  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$42,334 - $148,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Employee Relations Director

Employee relations directors must have significant years of commensurate experience performing employee relations duties and managing staff. They must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and/or university in human resources, psychology, business, management, or another related field. Master's degrees are often preferred but are not usually required.


Employee Relations Director Tasks

  • Oversee investigations, audits, documentation preparation and recommendations.
  • Counsel and advise managers in interpreting and applying policies and procedures to resolve employee relation issues.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and policy and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.
  • Direct the staff in effective employee relations practices aligned with organizational objectives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Relations Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


73 %
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 10%