Labor Relations Specialist Salary

For Labor Relations Specialists, annual average wages total $67K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Labor Relations Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,344 - $102,040
$46K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,936
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90%

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$7.55 - $63.02
$7
$22
$63
MEDIAN: $22.17
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,344 - $102,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$42,537 - $102,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.55 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$36.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
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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$42,537 - $102,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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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. The most common career progression for Labor Relations Specialists leads to becoming a Human Resources Manager, where pay is typically $59K. However, many Labor Relations Specialists also opt to become Human Resources Directors, a position that pays $80K on average.

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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $58K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $72K. For Labor Relations Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. For some reason, Labor Relations Specialists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $75K.

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Key Stats for Labor Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Labor Relations Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$66,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Labor Relations Specialist Salaries


Labor Relations
▲13%

National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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