Labor Relations Specialist Salary

The average Labor Relations Specialist in the United States earns approximately $66K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men working as Labor Relations Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. The majority of Labor Relations Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$42,642 - $103,495
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$43K
$66K
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MEDIAN: $65,760
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$12.53 - $30.91
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$13
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$42,642 - $103,495  
   
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$0.00 - $5,128  
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$39,694 - $102,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$37.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
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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$39,694 - $102,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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Many Labor Relations Specialists move into a Labor Relations Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $88K per year. The most common promotion for Labor Relations Specialists is a Human Resources Manager position, which usually brings in $58K a year. Another standard transition for Labor Relations Specialists seeking advancement is to assume a Human Resources Director role, where pay is often $79K.

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Survey takers who work as Labor Relations Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation and Labor Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 16 percent, respectively. It is not unusual for someone who knows Contract Negotiation to be familiar with Labor Relations as well.

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 $53K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $67K. Labor Relations Specialists bring in $81K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $76K.

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Experience Affects Labor Relations Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Labor Relations Specialist Salaries


Labor Relations
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National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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