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Highest Paying Industries for Labor Relations Specialists

The top 100 highest paying industries for labor relations specialists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $161,930, other professional, scientific, and technical services is the highest paying industry for labor relations specialists. It is followed by natural gas distribution industry (average annual salary $103,320). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of labor relations specialists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Labor Relations Specialists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$161,930
n/a
2 Natural Gas Distribution
$103,320
60
3 Software Publishers
$101,670
30
4 Machinery Manufacturing
$91,550
90
5 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$90,760
90
6 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$89,870
160
7 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$89,530
130
8 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$89,160
100
9 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$88,320
430
10 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$86,570
70
11 Utilities
$86,240
290
12 Depository Credit Intermediation
$85,240
240
13 Nonresidential Building Construction
$84,600
n/a
14 Construction of Buildings
$84,360
n/a
15 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$84,330
320
16 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$84,290
40
17 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$83,230
n/a
18 Technical and Trade Schools
$83,230
n/a
19 Telecommunications
$81,950
320
20 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$81,650
310
21 Mining
$81,160
50
22 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$80,530
230
23 Rail Transportation
$80,510
160
24 Postal Service (federal government)
$80,500
340
25 Construction
$80,270
320
26 Federal government, including USPS
$80,170
380
27 Information
$80,090
400
28 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$78,370
50
29 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$77,780
100
30 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$76,300
50
31 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$76,150
70
32 Manufacturing
$76,140
1,040
33 Outpatient Care Centers
$75,570
50
34 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$74,990
50
35 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$74,960
40
36 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$74,890
60
37 Office Administrative Services
$74,830
130
38 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$74,380
180
39 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$74,200
60
40 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$73,890
60
41 Finance and Insurance
$73,850
1,070
42 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$73,390
120
43 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$73,300
70
44 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$72,950
40
45 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,710
930
46 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$71,880
180
47 Truck Transportation
$71,430
70
48 Educational Services - Local government owned
$71,420
250
49 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$71,330
50
50 General Freight Trucking
$70,620
50
51 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$70,480
950
52 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$70,090
290
53 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$69,960
250
54 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$69,880
50
55 Wholesale Trade
$69,360
190
56 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,190
1,650
57 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$69,090
1,340
58 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$68,920
650
59 Hospitals - Privately owned
$68,840
660
60 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$68,710
60
61 Transportation and Warehousing
$68,490
1,250
62 Scientific Research and Development Services
$68,480
200
63 Educational Services
$68,390
920
64 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$68,310
260
65 Home Health Care Services
$68,050
60
66 Educational Services - State government owned
$68,020
270
67 Chemical Manufacturing
$67,900
40
68 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$67,840
30
69 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$67,670
40
70 Engineering Services
$67,660
100
71 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$67,260
200
72 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$67,140
50
73 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$67,100
900
74 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$67,070
30
75 Insurance Carriers
$67,020
330
76 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$67,000
830
77 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$66,630
500
78 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$66,490
3,830
79 Educational Services - Privately owned
$66,140
400
80 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$66,120
40
81 Hospitals - State government owned
$66,020
120
82 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$65,920
120
83 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$65,510
240
84 Health Care and Social Assistance
$65,380
1,320
85 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$64,620
30
86 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$64,610
230
87 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$64,510
110
88 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$64,440
70
89 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$63,570
70
90 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$63,540
2,710
91 Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,540
2,710
92 Offices of Physicians
$62,830
100
93 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$62,320
70
94 State government, including schools and hospitals
$61,250
2,100
95 Other Financial Investment Activities
$61,200
70
96 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$60,390
120
97 Hospitals - Local government owned
$60,390
120
98 Scheduled Air Transportation
$60,210
50
99 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,090
40
100 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$60,080
1,720
See also: Highest paying cities for labor relations specialists.