What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Employee Relations Specialist Salary

Employee Relations Specialists in the United States take home approximately $55K per year on average. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Employee Relations Specialists making up 77 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,798 - $82,080
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,379
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.53 - $29.15
(Median)
$14
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,798 - $82,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,804  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,100  
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).
)
$36,647 - $82,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $29.15  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,804  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,100  
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).
)
$36,647 - $82,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


As Employee Relations Specialists transition into upper-level roles such as Human Resources Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Human Resources Directors earn $78K on average per year. It is quite typical for Employee Relations Specialists to transition into roles as Human Resources Managers or Employee Relations Managers, where reported median earnings are $3K and $11K higher per year.

Employee Relations Specialist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Employee Relations Specialist


Employee Relations Specialists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Employee Relations, Performance Management, Human Resources, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Recruiting, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Employee Relations are similarly competent in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Employee Relations Specialist

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $59K. Employee Relations Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Employee Relations Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Employee Relations
up arrow 2%

Performance Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$55,000

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%