Labor Relations Specialist Salary

Labor Relations Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $65K per year. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Labor Relations Specialists (50 percent) survey respondents. Men working as Labor Relations Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. The majority of Labor Relations Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$42,132 - $101,135
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$42K
$65K
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MEDIAN: $65,142
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$13.04 - $36.06
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$36
MEDIAN: $18.00
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$42,132 - $101,135  
   
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$0.00 - $5,152  
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$40,107 - $100,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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$13.04 - $36.06  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
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$40,107 - $100,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Labor Relations Specialist

Labor relationship specialists support management in companies by providing advice and assistance in resolving labor relations matters. They are guided by federal government regulations, and they may oversee negotiations and the creation of collective bargaining agreements. These professionals may conduct labor relations training, manage and maintain data and documentation, and participate in investigations and administering disciplinary action to employees as well. In some cases, they may also be responsible for hiring new employees and maintaining a social media presence for the company.

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Labor Relations Specialist Tasks

  • Participate in fact-finding process and investigations of site grievances and employee disciplinary issues.
  • Assist in the administration and training for legal labor management compliance.
  • Compile information and propose resolutions between labor and management.
  • Assist in compiling information to be used in contract, arbitration and labor negotiations.

Common Career Paths for Labor Relations Specialist


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Advancing into a Labor Relations Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Labor Relations Specialists, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $89K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Labor Relations Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Labor Relations Specialists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. Labor Relations Specialists bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. Labor Relations Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $81K on average.

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Experience Affects Labor Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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