Labor Relations Specialist Salary

Labor Relations Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $66K per year on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Labor Relations Specialists making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$42,194 - $101,067

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$13.00 - $30.00

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$42,194 - $101,067  
   
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$40,107 - $100,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Total Pay (?
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$40,107 - $100,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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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There are some Labor Relations Specialists — though it's uncommon — that transition into Labor Relations Managers, where earnings are an average $88K annually.

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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 Labor Relations Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $53K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Labor Relations Specialists make a median salary of $76K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $78K.

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Experience Affects Labor Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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