Employee Relations Specialist Salary
For Employee Relations Specialists, yearly average wages total $57K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The majority of Employee Relations Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Employee Relations Specialists (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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...
A minimum of a bachelor's degree in human resources, employee management, or a related field is typically required for this position. A master's degree is often preferred, as are relevant human resources certifications. Excellent interpersonal, communications, and time management skills are required for this position. Basic computer proficiency is needed as well. Many employers also require at least three years of experience in a related human resources position.
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
Though it's uncommon, some Employee Relations Specialists move into roles as Human Resources Directors, where pay is an average $80K 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 $3K and $12K, respectively.
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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.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $49K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $60K. Employee Relations Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $78K.