Salary for Labor Relations Specialists

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Also known as:  Employee Relations Specialist, Industrial Relations Analyst, Industrial Relations Specialist, Labor Relations Consultant, Labor Relations Representative, Union Representative helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Labor relations specialists serve as communication conduits between management and employees. When disputes arise between employees and management or supervisory level employees, the function of a labor relations specialist is to resolve the dispute. This occupation requires strong communication skills, and these professionals may be involved in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. The design and coordination of grievance procedures for employee complaints may also be a part of their general tasks. They make work with, and handle some of the same tasks as human resources specialists. In many cases, labor relations specialists communicate with government agencies and unions, filing forms and keeping detailed records as required by union and/or government regulations.

A Labor Relations Specialist can get salaries in a range of $19,520 to $128,600 based on tenure and industry expertise. can earn an average compensation of seventy-four thousand eight hundred and seventy dollars every year.

can get the best compensation in New Jersey, where they get an average salary rate of just about $112,150. These professionals receive the best pay in Utilities, where they receive average wages of $99,050.

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Labor Relations Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration
Transportation and Warehousing
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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