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Labor Relations Specialist Salary

Average Labor Relations Specialists in the United States make around $66K per year. The majority of Labor Relations Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Labor Relations Specialists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Women Labor Relations Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,298 - $101,270
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$66K
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MEDIAN: $65,857
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$13.00 - $37.50
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$43,298 - $101,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,166  
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$40,430 - $100,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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$13.00 - $37.50  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,166  
   
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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$40,430 - $100,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Labor Relations Specialists often transition into Labor Relations Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Labor Relations Managers earn $89K 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 Labor Relations Specialists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Labor Relations Specialists make a median salary of $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 $81K.

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Experience Affects Labor Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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