Labor Relations Specialist Salary
The average Labor Relations Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $67K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Women Labor Relations Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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.Read More...
In most cases, labor relations specialists work under the department of human resources. They may report to a senior labor relations specialist or a human resources manager. In smaller companies, they may serve as the primary point of contact for all human resources activity. They work in a variety of companies, in unionized and non-unionized environments. The wide range of industries that they work in covers everything from healthcare and construction to technology and finance. They typically work indoors; however they may work in locations with outdoor components as well. Most labor relationship specialists work during normal business hours, although overtime or alternative hours may be required depending on the needs of the company.
Companies generally require labor relationship specialists to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field. Many prefer candidates to have a master’s degree. Additionally, they usually require several years of experience in labor relations, their industry, their company, or a combination of these. Labor relationship specialists must also excel at problem solving, time management, and they need to have knowledge of labor and employment law.
Labor Relations Specialist Tasks
- Compile information and propose resolutions between labor and management.
- Assist in compiling information to be used in contract, arbitration and labor negotiations.
- 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.
Common Career Paths for Labor Relations Specialist
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. Going from Labor Relations Specialist to Human Resources Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Human Resources Managers is $59K. Many others choose to work as Human Resources Directors, where pay is typically $80K.
Pay by Experience Level for Labor Relations Specialist
Pay by Experience for a Labor Relations Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Labor Relations Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 68 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Labor Relations Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Labor Relations Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 31 salaries. A Labor Relations Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 17 salaries.
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