Median pay for Labor Relations Specialists in the United States is around $66K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women Labor Relations Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Labor Relations Specialists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Labor Relations Specialists is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,265 - $99,773
$46K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,005
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50%
90%

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$7.55 - $63.02
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$63
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,265 - $99,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,364  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$41,138 - $101,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.55 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$37.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,364  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$41,138 - $101,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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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Labor Relations Specialists might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Labor Relations Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $89K per year. The most common promotion for Labor Relations Specialists is a Human Resources Manager position, which usually brings in $59K a year. Another standard transition for Labor Relations Specialists seeking advancement is to assume a Human Resources Director role, where pay is often $80K.

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $58K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Labor Relations Specialists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $70K.

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Key Stats for Labor Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Labor Relations Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Labor Relations Specialist Salaries

Labor Relations
up arrow 14%


National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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