Employee Relations Specialist Salary

Employee Relations Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $57K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. There are far more female Employee Relations Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. Job satisfaction for Employee Relations Specialists is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$38,888 - $83,196
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$57K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,886
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$14.68 - $28.21
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$28
MEDIAN: $20.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,888 - $83,196  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
Profit Sharing
$275.00  
Total Pay (?
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$36,395 - $85,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $28.21  
   
Overtime
$8.17 - $42.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00  
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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$36,395 - $85,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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

  • Represent the management at meetings that involve discipline issues.
  • Support and coordinate new hire orientations and terminations.
  • Assist with audits and maintenance of employee personnel records.
  • Initiate and conduct timely investigations, prepare documentation and make recommendations, including disciplinary actions.

Common Career Paths for Employee Relations Specialist


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For Employee Relations Specialists, progressing to a Human Resources Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Human Resources Director can earn $80K annually. When Employee Relations Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Managers or Employee Relations Managers. Those roles pay an additional $4K and $13K, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Relations Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Employee Relations Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Employee Relations Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 165 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Employee Relations Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Employee Relations Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 79 salaries. An Employee Relations Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,900

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 59 percent, Employee Relations Specialists in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Employee Relations Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+39 percent), Houston (+34 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), and Washington (+28 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Austin Employee Relations Specialists earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Cleveland (17 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Employee Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

▲37%

▲11%

▲9%

National Average
$55,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲21%

Labor Relations
▲7%



Training
▲2%

National Average
$55,000

Performance Management
▼3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼20%

Recruiting
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 11%