The salary statistics of labor relations specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of labor relations specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The labor relations specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$18,820|
|25th Percentile Wage||$35,120|
|50th Percentile Wage||$63,200|
|75th Percentile Wage||$88,270|
|90th Percentile Wage||$116,480|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for labor relations specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) labor relations specialists is $116,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,820. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 518% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of labor relations specialists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of labor relations specialists in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for labor relations specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $94,690. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $49,780).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only labor relations specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of labor relations specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,550 to $99,520. The highest paying state for labor relations specialists is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $99,520. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $19,550. For more salary information of labor relations specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|North Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|West Virginia|| |