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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Labor Relations Specialists
Industry profile for Labor Relations Specialists
Geographic profile for Labor Relations Specialists

National estimates for Labor Relations Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Labor Relations Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
70,050 2.0 % $ 36.00 $ 74,870 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Labor Relations Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.39 $ 22.33 $ 35.21 $ 48.05 $ 61.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,520 $ 46,440 $ 73,240 $ 99,940 $ 128,600


Industry profile for Labor Relations Specialists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Labor Relations Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 57,130 13.73 $ 35.19 $ 73,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,470 0.06 $ 45.59 $ 94,830
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,240 0.06 $ 34.72 $ 72,220
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,070 0.02 $ 38.09 $ 79,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 540 0.02 $ 40.60 $ 84,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Labor Relations Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 57,130 13.73 $ 35.19 $ 73,190
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 210 0.10 $ 45.77 $ 95,200
Postal Service (federal government) 430 0.07 $ 40.13 $ 83,480
Civic and Social Organizations 210 0.07 $ 24.21 $ 50,360
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 220 0.06 $ 47.62 $ 99,050

Top paying industries for Labor Relations Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 57.75 $ 120,110
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 160 0.03 $ 50.88 $ 105,830
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 80 0.01 $ 49.09 $ 102,100
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 50 0.01 $ 48.02 $ 99,870
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 220 0.06 $ 47.62 $ 99,050


Geographic profile for Labor Relations Specialists:

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





States with the highest employment level in Labor Relations Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,320 0.45 0.88 $ 40.24 $ 83,700
New York 7,300 0.84 1.67 $ 42.80 $ 89,030
Illinois 4,770 0.85 1.68 $ 31.41 $ 65,330
New Jersey 4,390 1.16 2.31 $ 53.92 $ 112,150
Ohio 4,230 0.82 1.64 $ 27.42 $ 57,030




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Labor Relations Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 550 1.25 2.49 $ 41.22 $ 85,740
New Jersey 4,390 1.16 2.31 $ 53.92 $ 112,150
Wisconsin 2,780 1.02 2.03 $ 18.38 $ 38,230
Connecticut 1,460 0.95 1.88 $ 39.24 $ 81,620
Minnesota 2,440 0.90 1.79 $ 35.25 $ 73,310




Top paying states for Labor Relations Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,390 1.16 2.31 $ 53.92 $ 112,150
District of Columbia 260 0.38 0.75 $ 46.73 $ 97,200
Oregon 1,100 0.61 1.21 $ 44.62 $ 92,820
Hawaii 390 0.67 1.33 $ 44.27 $ 92,080
Colorado 400 0.15 0.31 $ 43.82 $ 91,140





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Labor Relations Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,860 0.89 1.77 $ 49.65 $ 103,280
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,930 0.90 1.79 $ 33.62 $ 69,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,870 0.49 0.98 $ 40.83 $ 84,920
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,110 0.78 1.56 $ 49.33 $ 102,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,980 0.76 1.51 $ 39.90 $ 82,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,830 0.99 1.97 $ 38.34 $ 79,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,700 0.73 1.45 $ 40.04 $ 83,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,600 0.82 1.63 $ 41.19 $ 85,680
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,470 0.83 1.64 $ 40.26 $ 83,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,210 0.93 1.85 $ 25.76 $ 53,590




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Labor Relations Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kokomo, IN 140 3.97 7.89 $ 24.75 $ 51,480
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 90 2.58 5.12 $ 17.04 $ 35,440
Johnstown, PA 110 2.30 4.56 (8) (8)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 440 2.21 4.39 $ 43.31 $ 90,090
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 180 1.99 3.94 $ 11.55 $ 24,020
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.96 3.90 $ 49.51 $ 102,970
Fond du Lac, WI 80 1.80 3.57 (8) (8)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 750 1.79 3.55 $ 35.81 $ 74,480
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 340 1.76 3.49 (8) (8)
Springfield, IL 170 1.73 3.43 $ 24.30 $ 50,550




Top paying metropolitan areas for Labor Relations Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 270 0.71 1.41 $ 54.46 $ 113,270
Spartanburg, SC 40 0.29 0.57 $ 53.55 $ 111,380
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 790 0.69 1.38 $ 50.00 $ 103,990
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 100 0.92 1.82 $ 49.79 $ 103,550
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,860 0.89 1.77 $ 49.65 $ 103,280
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.96 3.90 $ 49.51 $ 102,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,110 0.78 1.56 $ 49.33 $ 102,610
Utica-Rome, NY 110 0.95 1.89 $ 46.73 $ 97,200
Worcester, MA-CT 220 0.82 1.63 $ 46.54 $ 96,810
Trenton, NJ 320 1.40 2.79 $ 45.38 $ 94,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Labor Relations Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 280 1.48 2.93 $ 12.19 $ 25,350
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 260 0.82 1.63 $ 21.22 $ 44,140
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 1.77 3.51 (8) (8)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.77 1.52 (8) (8)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.73 1.46 $ 8.72 $ 18,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Labor Relations Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 1.77 3.51 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 280 1.48 2.93 $ 12.19 $ 25,350
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.34 2.65 $ 8.45 $ 17,570
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 1.06 2.10 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 1.05 2.08 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Labor Relations Specialists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 1.00 $ 59.70 $ 124,180
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.92 $ 52.71 $ 109,630
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 0.67 $ 48.21 $ 100,280
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.68 1.36 $ 44.57 $ 92,700
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.38 $ 44.18 $ 91,890


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021