Employee Relations Specialist Salary
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.
|Salary||$39,689 - $84,554|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $13,314|
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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).)
|$36,679 - $86,948|
|Hourly Rate||$14.66 - $28.13|
|Overtime||$15.00 - $41.84|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $13,314|
|Total Pay (||$36,679 - $86,948|
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
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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