Employee Relations Specialist Salary

Employee Relations Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $58K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority (83 percent) of Employee Relations Specialists who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Employee Relations Specialists. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,739 - $85,883
$41K
$59K
$86K
MEDIAN: $58,547
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$12.74 - $28.60
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MEDIAN: $19.41
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$0$87K
Salary $40,739 - $85,883
Bonus $0.00 - $9,849
Profit Sharing $550
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$37,583 - $87,226
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 317
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $28.60
Overtime $8.05 - $43.21
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,849
Profit Sharing $550
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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$37,583 - $87,226
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

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Job Description for Employee Relations Specialist

Positions as an employee relations specialist exist in a wide number of companies in a wide variety of fields. In most cases, the primary role of employee relations specialist is to establish goals and objectives for improving employee relations. Daily tasks include monitoring and auditing company policies and protocols to determine their impact on the company's employees. Additionally, they must ensure that all policies and sections of the employee handbook are kept up to date with government regulations and company objectives. Employee relations specialists are also responsible for coaching managers and supervising managerial practices to ensure that disciplinary and performance reviews are being done properly. These specialists typically work in an office setting, although travel and teleconferences may occasionally be required. Work is mostly performed during regular business hours, although overtime may occasionally be needed.

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Employee Relations Specialist Tasks

  • Assist with audits and maintenance of employee personnel records.
  • Initiate and conduct timely investigations, prepare documentation and make recommendations, including disciplinary actions.
  • Represent the management at meetings that involve discipline issues.
  • Support and coordinate new hire orientations and terminations.

Common Career Paths for Employee Relations Specialist


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Employee Relations Specialists may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Human Resources Director. The latter position pays an average of $80K annually. When Employee Relations Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Managers or Employee Relations Managers. Those roles pay an additional $3K and $11K, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Relations Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Employee Relations Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Employee Relations Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 165 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Employee 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 $60,000 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Employee Relations Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 79 salaries. An Employee 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,476

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Employee Relations Specialists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Employee Relations Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+36 percent), Houston (+32 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), and Washington (+25 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Employee Relations Specialist's salary, with Austin Employee Relations Specialists earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Cleveland (18 percent lower).

Employee Relations Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Employee Relations Specialist?

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Key Stats for Employee Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

▲33%

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$56,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Employee Relations Specialist Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲18%

Labor Relations
▲4%



National Average
$56,000

Training
▼1%

Performance Management
▼6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼22%

Recruiting
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 14%
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