Labor Relations Director Salary

Labor Relations Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $125K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Labor Relations Directors who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. Most Labor Relations Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$89,448 - $158,592
MEDIAN: $124,514

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$89,427 - $177,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Job Description for Labor Relations Director

  • Direct the training, compliance, tracking of responses for legal labor management compliance.
  • Ensure services and policies are in compliance with company, professional standards and state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Oversee investigations, grievances and disciplinary issues and guide staff on possible resolutions to issues.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Provide advice and counsel to management on human resource practices to maintain a positive labor relations environment.

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Popular Skills for Labor Relations Director

Labor Relations Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Employee Relations, Labor Relations, and Contract Negotiation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Contract Negotiation, Labor Relations, and Employee Relations. Most people familiar with Contract Negotiation also know Employee Relations.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $128,477

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Surpassing the national average by 37 percent, Labor Relations Directors in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Labor Relations Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average. Boston and New York are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Labor Relations Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


35 %
65 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits
None: 3%