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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 receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Labor Relations Specialists. Male Labor Relations Specialists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,357 - $101,203
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MEDIAN: $66,029
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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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$43,357 - $101,203  
   
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$0.00 - $5,166  
Total Pay (?
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$40,474 - $100,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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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$40,474 - $100,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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 who move on to become Labor Relations Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Labor Relations Managers get paid an average of $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.


Labor Relations Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Labor Relations Specialists bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of 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 3%

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
11%

Common Health Benefits

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