Labor Relations Director Salary
The average Labor Relations Director in the United States earns approximately $118K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and almost all collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Labor Relations Directors who answered the questionnnaire. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$87,693 - $163,641|
|Bonus||$1,500 - $28,966|
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|$87,693 - $178,143|
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.
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Popular Skills for Labor Relations Director
Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Labor Relations Directors who took the survey. Those who have experience with Employee Relations, Contract Negotiation, and Labor Relations can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in Contract Negotiation also know Employee Relations.
Pay Difference by Location
For Labor Relations Directors, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Labor Relations Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+24 percent) and Boston (+2 percent).
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