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Employee Relations Specialist Salary

The average Employee Relations Specialist in the United States earns approximately $55K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Employee Relations Specialists survey respondents are women (76 percent). Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$38,258 - $80,364
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MEDIAN: $54,562
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$13.04 - $28.92
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,258 - $80,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,295  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $3,052  
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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$35,721 - $80,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 329
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $28.92  
   
Overtime
$7.42 - $42.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,295  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $3,052  
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).
)
$35,721 - $80,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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.

Common Career Paths for Employee Relations Specialist


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Employee Relations Specialists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Human Resources Director. The average Human Resources Director bring home $78K per year. 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 $12K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Employee Relations Specialist


Employee Relations Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Human Resources, Employee Relations, and Recruiting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Recruiting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people familiar with Employee Relations also know Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Employee Relations Specialist

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $58K. On average, Employee Relations Specialists make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Employee Relations Specialists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $60K.

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Experience Affects Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 4%

Employee Relations
up arrow 3%

National Average
$54,000

Recruiting
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%