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Labor Relations Specialist Salary

Median pay for Labor Relations Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Labor Relations Specialists. Men make up a slight majority of Labor Relations Specialists (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$43,850 - $101,709
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$13.40 - $38.78
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National Salary Data

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$0.00 - $7,692  
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$41,872 - $101,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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$13.40 - $38.78  
   
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$0.00 - $7,692  
   
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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$41,872 - $101,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Labor Relations Specialists. Many move into a Labor Relations Manager role where pay averages at $88K 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.


For many Labor Relations Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $57K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $70K. Labor Relations Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. Labor Relations Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $83K.

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Experience Affects Labor Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%