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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Labor Relations Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,480
25th Percentile Wage
$34,160
50th Percentile Wage
$62,310
75th Percentile Wage
$87,020
90th Percentile Wage
$114,340

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 $114,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,480. Take 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 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of labor relations specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,3105.60%12.28%
201558,8203.18%-
201456,9504.07%-
201354,630-0.05%-
201254,660--

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 $96,000. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $47,780).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$96,000
Mining
$87,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$81,930
Finance and Insurance
$80,310
Information
$80,290
Wholesale Trade
$80,040
Manufacturing
$78,940
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$76,510
Retail Trade
$76,050
Educational Services
$73,560
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$72,870
Construction
$71,870
Transportation and Warehousing
$70,350
Federal, State, and Local Government
$69,410
Health Care and Social Assistance
$69,330
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$64,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,090
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$59,670
Accommodation and Food Services
$47,780

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 $19,200 to $90,750. The highest paying state for labor relations specialists is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $90,750. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $19,200. For more salary information of labor relations specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Hampshire
$90,750
Alaska
$85,870
California
$81,510
New Jersey
$81,160
District of Columbia
$76,230
Washington
$73,710
Maine
$72,460
New York
$72,340
Texas
$71,320
Minnesota
$70,360
Arizona
$69,570
Hawaii
$66,150
Oregon
$66,130
Missouri
$65,310
Colorado
$65,250
Nevada
$65,000
Delaware
$64,700
Georgia
$63,890
Tennessee
$63,750
Massachusetts
$63,640
Michigan
$62,800
Idaho
$62,680
Vermont
$62,000
Virginia
$61,790
Wyoming
$61,470
Iowa
$60,700
Kansas
$60,560
Rhode Island
$60,030
Indiana
$59,820
South Carolina
$59,810
Mississippi
$59,800
North Dakota
$59,500
Florida
$59,350
Illinois
$57,970
Utah
$57,380
Montana
$56,950
New Mexico
$51,930
Connecticut
$51,380
North Carolina
$51,280
Maryland
$50,370
Arkansas
$50,360
Nebraska
$49,030
Pennsylvania
$49,000
Louisiana
$44,880
Oklahoma
$44,650
Kentucky
$41,270
Puerto Rico
$28,490
Alabama
$26,290
Ohio
$19,630
Wisconsin
$19,570
West Virginia
$19,200


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