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Labor Relations Specialist Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Labor Relations Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of labor relations specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,200
1.41% 13.51%
2016
$62,310
5.60% -
2015
$58,820
3.18% -
2014
$56,950
4.07% -
2013
$54,630
-0.05% -
2012
$54,660
- -

Table 2. Labor Relations Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

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
Utilities
$94,690
Mining
$87,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,570
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$83,800
Information
$83,540
Wholesale Trade
$81,850
Finance and Insurance
$80,140
Retail Trade
$79,380
Manufacturing
$75,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$75,180
Transportation and Warehousing
$74,500
Construction
$74,480
Educational Services
$74,200
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,330
Health Care and Social Assistance
$70,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$65,880
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$60,210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,090
Accommodation and Food Services
$49,780

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Labor Relations Specialists by States

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
$99,520
New Jersey
$87,160
District of Columbia
$85,840
Hawaii
$83,160
Maine
$80,530
Alaska
$79,350
California
$77,660
Washington
$75,770
Arizona
$74,620
New Hampshire
$71,520
Minnesota
$71,200
Nevada
$70,930
Maryland
$70,440
New York
$70,360
Indiana
$69,950
Colorado
$69,160
Missouri
$68,550
Delaware
$68,270
Oregon
$68,100
Louisiana
$67,370
Texas
$67,020
Tennessee
$66,340
Michigan
$66,290
Iowa
$65,980
Massachusetts
$64,590
Virginia
$62,700
Mississippi
$62,640
Rhode Island
$62,330
Nebraska
$61,530
Pennsylvania
$59,960
Vermont
$59,190
Connecticut
$59,070
Florida
$59,060
Georgia
$58,430
Idaho
$56,990
South Carolina
$56,500
Montana
$56,290
Illinois
$52,860
North Carolina
$50,110
Oklahoma
$47,880
Kansas
$45,990
Alabama
$41,610
Arkansas
$38,990
Kentucky
$37,390
Wyoming
$37,290
New Mexico
$33,970
Utah
$33,830
Puerto Rico
$30,240
Wisconsin
$22,060
Ohio
$19,790
West Virginia
$19,550



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