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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
63,810 1.6 % $ 37.05 $ 77,070 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Labor Relations Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.00 $ 23.71 $ 37.03 $ 48.16 $ 60.74
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,880 $ 49,310 $ 77,010 $ 100,180 $ 126,330


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 51,450 12.55 $ 35.92 $ 74,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,790 0.07 $ 48.15 $ 100,140
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,300 0.06 $ 36.09 $ 75,060
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 910 0.02 $ 39.92 $ 83,040
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 610 0.03 $ 45.29 $ 94,210

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 51,450 12.55 $ 35.92 $ 74,710
Natural Gas Distribution 100 0.09 $ 48.10 $ 100,050
Civic and Social Organizations 230 0.09 $ 25.59 $ 53,240
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 50 0.08 $ 31.23 $ 64,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,790 0.07 $ 48.15 $ 100,140

Top paying industries for Labor Relations Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 70 0.02 $ 61.90 $ 128,740
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.04 $ 57.27 $ 119,120
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $ 55.64 $ 115,730
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 0.04 $ 53.85 $ 112,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $ 53.06 $ 110,370


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.



Map of employment of labor relations specialists by state, May 2021


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 6,940 0.42 0.93 $ 40.59 $ 84,430
New York 6,710 0.77 1.71 $ 45.93 $ 95,530
New Jersey 5,370 1.40 3.08 $ 44.08 $ 91,690
Pennsylvania 3,750 0.67 1.48 $ 37.28 $ 77,550
Ohio 3,070 0.59 1.30 $ 33.89 $ 70,500


Map of location quotient of labor relations specialists by state, May 2021


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)
New Jersey 5,370 1.40 3.08 $ 44.08 $ 91,690
Wisconsin 2,890 1.05 2.32 $ 21.67 $ 45,070
Rhode Island 470 1.03 2.27 $ 36.99 $ 76,940
Indiana 2,630 0.88 1.95 $ 32.11 $ 66,780
Minnesota 2,330 0.85 1.88 $ 37.47 $ 77,940


Map of annual mean wages of labor relations specialists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Labor Relations Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 270 0.40 0.89 $ 50.05 $ 104,110
Hawaii 410 0.75 1.65 $ 49.95 $ 103,900
Maine 280 0.47 1.03 $ 46.34 $ 96,380
New York 6,710 0.77 1.71 $ 45.93 $ 95,530
Alaska 150 0.51 1.13 $ 44.88 $ 93,340



Map of employment of labor relations specialists by area, May 2021


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 8,100 0.93 2.06 $ 46.87 $ 97,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,810 0.49 1.09 $ 39.37 $ 81,890
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,350 0.55 1.23 $ 32.49 $ 67,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,030 0.76 1.69 $ 41.11 $ 85,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,770 0.97 2.14 $ 38.36 $ 79,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,750 0.68 1.50 $ 45.38 $ 94,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,550 0.69 1.52 $ 44.08 $ 91,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,540 0.80 1.77 $ 43.95 $ 91,420
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,420 0.79 1.74 $ 33.60 $ 69,880
Pittsburgh, PA 940 0.90 2.00 $ 35.25 $ 73,310


Map of location quotient of labor relations specialists by area, May 2021


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 120 3.27 7.21 $ 26.88 $ 55,920
Trenton, NJ 540 2.38 5.26 $ 42.38 $ 88,160
Duluth, MN-WI 250 2.13 4.69 $ 32.57 $ 67,750
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 190 2.11 4.66 $ 20.49 $ 42,630
Johnstown, PA 100 2.06 4.54 $ 33.11 $ 68,860
Appleton, WI 230 1.92 4.24 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.88 4.15 $ 40.00 $ 83,200
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 370 1.88 4.15 $ 31.82 $ 66,190
Springfield, IL 170 1.81 3.99 $ 25.32 $ 52,660
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 60 1.73 3.81 $ 24.26 $ 50,460


Map of annual mean wages of labor relations specialists by area, May 2021


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)
Urban Honolulu, HI 350 0.88 1.93 $ 50.30 $ 104,620
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 230 0.62 1.37 $ 47.34 $ 98,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 930 0.83 1.84 $ 46.88 $ 97,520
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,100 0.93 2.06 $ 46.87 $ 97,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 430 0.40 0.88 $ 46.61 $ 96,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 800 0.27 0.60 $ 46.27 $ 96,240
Binghamton, NY 40 0.39 0.85 $ 45.57 $ 94,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,750 0.68 1.50 $ 45.38 $ 94,390
Kennewick-Richland, WA 100 0.84 1.86 $ 44.95 $ 93,490
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.45 1.00 $ 44.67 $ 92,910

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 290 1.50 3.31 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.40 3.09 $ 33.86 $ 70,440
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 160 0.50 1.10 $ 30.02 $ 62,450
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 0.78 1.72 $ 16.60 $ 34,530
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 1.42 3.15 $ 33.35 $ 69,370

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 290 1.50 3.31 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 1.42 3.15 $ 33.35 $ 69,370
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.40 3.09 $ 33.86 $ 70,440
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 2.01 $ 18.31 $ 38,080
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 1.78 $ 33.20 $ 69,060

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 0.92 $ 46.10 $ 95,890
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 1.55 $ 45.59 $ 94,830
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 140 0.77 1.71 $ 44.92 $ 93,420
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 0.88 $ 44.28 $ 92,100
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 1.51 $ 41.94 $ 87,240


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022