Labor Relations Director Salary
Labor Relations Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $122K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Labor Relations Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Job Description for Labor Relations Director
Labor relations directors work primarily for companies which employ unionized workers and are tasked with developing and implementing their companies' policies and strategic plans to address labor relations. They may represent their companies at various labor union meetings and negotiate collective bargaining agreements, and the ability to manage grievance procedures and handle complaints from unionized employees is essential in this position.Read More...
Labor relations directors work closely with human resources staff and must understand all relevant work rules related to unionized employees, interpretation of contracts with labor unions (i.e. collective bargaining agreements), and dispute resolutions, and a bachelor's degree in human resources (HR) or a related field is generally required for this position, while some employers may employ lawyers as labor relations directors. Strong written and verbal communication and negotiating skills are important in this position, and they may also travel to attend relevant meetings and conferences. Prior managerial experience is often required by employers, and prior experience in coaching and mentoring employees may also be required.
These directors must have computer skills to use their companies' computer systems, software, and applications, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook is often desirable, as well. As directors, they must perform performance appraisals in accordance with company policies, procedures, and guidelines and follow up on projects delegated to their staff. To keep their knowledge up-to-date, they may be encouraged to read relevant professional journals and attend conferences and ongoing education.
Labor Relations Director Tasks
- 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.
- Oversee investigations, grievances and disciplinary issues and guide staff on possible resolutions to issues.
- 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.
Popular Skills for Labor Relations Director
Labor Relations Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Employee Relations, Contract Negotiation, and Labor Relations can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know Contract Negotiation also know Employee Relations.
Pay Difference by Location
Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Labor Relations Directors, 29 percent above the national average. Labor Relations Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+23 percent). The lowest-paying market is New York, which sits 1 percent below the national average.
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