Employee Relations Specialist Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Employee Relations Specialist is $54,622 per year. A skill in Labor Relations is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Employee Relations Specialist Total Pay (?
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$37,284 - $79,112
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MEDIAN: $54,621
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Employee Relations Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.36 - $26.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,284 - $79,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,381  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,065  
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).
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$34,510 - $79,676  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $26.80  
   
Overtime
$7.27 - $43.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,381  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,065  
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).
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$34,510 - $79,676  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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Job Description for Employee Relations Specialist
Positions as an employee relations specialist exist in a wide number of companies in a wide variety of fields. In most cases, the primary role of employee relations specialist is to establish goals and objectives for improving employee relations. Daily tasks include monitoring and auditing company policies and protocols to determine their impact on the company's employees. Additionally, they must ensure that all policies and sections of the employee handbook are kept up to date with government regulations and company objectives. Employee relations specialists are also responsible for coaching managers and supervising managerial practices to ensure that disciplinary and performance reviews are being done properly. These specialists typically work in an office setting, although travel and teleconferences may occasionally be required. Work is mostly performed during regular business hours, although overtime may occasionally be needed.
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Employee Relations Specialist Tasks
  • Assist with audits and maintenance of employee personnel records.
  • Initiate and conduct timely investigations, prepare documentation and make recommendations, including disciplinary actions.
  • Represent the management at meetings that involve discipline issues.
  • Support and coordinate new hire orientations and terminations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Relations Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$53,000
Tampa
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Pittsburgh
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Las Vegas
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Experience Affects Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Labor Relations
up arrow 23%
National Average
$53,000
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 75 votes.
Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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