Median pay for Labor Relations Directors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $122K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Men account for the majority of Labor Relations Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$92,287 - $160,363
MEDIAN: $121,783

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$92,287 - $160,363  
$2,959 - $29,799  
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$95,000 - $179,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Employee Relations, Labor Relations, and Contract Negotiation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people skilled in Contract Negotiation are similarly competent in Employee Relations.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $124,523

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Labor Relations Directors will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Labor Relations Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+20 percent). With compensation 1 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Labor Relations Director Salaries

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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 3 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 2%