Earnings for Employee Relations Specialists in the United States come in at around $58K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority (82 percent) of Employee Relations Specialists who took the survey are female. Work is enjoyable for Employee Relations Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,689 - $84,554
$40K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,502
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50%
90%

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$14.66 - $28.13
$15
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$28
MEDIAN: $19.79
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,689 - $84,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,314  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$36,679 - $86,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.66 - $28.13  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $41.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,314  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$36,679 - $86,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Employee Relations Specialist

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Employee Relations Specialist


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There are some Employee Relations Specialists — though it's uncommon — that transition into Human Resources Directors, where earnings are an average $80K annually. Human Resources Managers or Employee Relations Managers are common next-step roles for Employee Relations Specialists moving up in their careers; annual pay for Human Resources Managers is $4K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Employee Relations Managers.

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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.


Employee Relations Specialists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $50K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $60K. Employee Relations Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Employee Relations Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $77K.

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Key Stats for Employee Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 22%

Labor Relations
up arrow 6%


Training
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
0%

National Average
$55,000

Performance Management
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 21%

Recruiting
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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