Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists

Resolve disputes between workers and managers, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, or coordinate grievance procedures to handle employee complaints. Excludes equal employment opportunity (EEO) officers who are included in "Compliance Officers" (13-1041).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
76,160 1.6 % $27.20 $56,590 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $10.11 $26.27 $37.36 $49.53
Annual Wage (2) $17,710 $21,020 $54,630 $77,710 $103,020


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 60,140 14.18 $25.87 $53,800
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,100 0.20 $25.82 $53,710
State Government (OES Designation) 1,770 0.08 $29.01 $60,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,680 0.08 $34.18 $71,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 970 0.02 $33.26 $69,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 60,140 14.18 $25.87 $53,800
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,100 0.20 $25.82 $53,710
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 460 0.10 $27.33 $56,850
State Government (OES Designation) 1,770 0.08 $29.01 $60,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,680 0.08 $34.18 $71,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $65.35 $135,930
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.07 $44.00 $91,510
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 100 0.02 $42.61 $88,630
Software Publishers 30 0.01 $42.41 $88,210
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 70 0.06 $41.90 $87,160


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,260 0.63 1.10 $35.56 $73,960
New York 7,540 0.87 1.52 $36.19 $75,270
Ohio 6,800 1.33 2.31 $17.00 $35,360
Pennsylvania 6,500 1.16 2.01 $21.67 $45,070
Illinois 4,750 0.83 1.45 $21.64 $45,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 6,800 1.33 2.31 $17.00 $35,360
Rhode Island 580 1.27 2.20 $28.04 $58,330
Wisconsin 3,390 1.25 2.18 $14.09 $29,310
Pennsylvania 6,500 1.16 2.01 $21.67 $45,070
Oregon 1,470 0.89 1.56 $29.51 $61,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 1,940 0.72 1.26 $36.76 $76,470
District of Columbia 370 0.55 0.96 $36.35 $75,610
Alaska 180 0.56 0.97 $36.27 $75,440
New York 7,540 0.87 1.52 $36.19 $75,270
California 9,260 0.63 1.10 $35.56 $73,960





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,480 0.85 1.49 $38.83 $80,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,820 0.71 1.23 $35.29 $73,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,770 0.75 1.30 $21.98 $45,710
Pittsburgh, PA 2,060 1.82 3.17 $17.06 $35,480
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.87 3.25 $38.86 $80,820
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.97 1.68 $25.56 $53,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,360 0.78 1.36 $36.75 $76,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,290 0.72 1.25 $39.79 $82,760
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,200 1.71 2.98 $28.43 $59,130
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,150 1.14 1.98 $18.92 $39,360




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, IL 320 3.09 5.38 $24.02 $49,970
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 120 2.92 5.08 $9.79 $20,370
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 250 2.72 4.74 $9.55 $19,870
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 570 2.62 4.57 $17.49 $36,380
Dover, DE 150 2.43 4.23 (8) (8)
Appleton, WI 270 2.32 4.03 $18.45 $38,370
Canton-Massillon, OH 380 2.26 3.94 $13.62 $28,330
Duluth, MN-WI 270 2.15 3.74 $32.77 $68,170
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 920 2.14 3.73 $32.10 $66,780
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 570 2.12 3.70 $17.50 $36,400




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)