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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
75,580 1.9 % $34.55 $71,870 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.24 $21.59 $33.18 $45.55 $59.80
Annual Wage (2) $19,230 $44,920 $69,020 $94,740 $124,380


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 62,220 14.20 $33.68 $70,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,600 0.06 $44.95 $93,500
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,180 0.05 $34.00 $70,710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,100 0.02 $36.46 $75,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 550 0.01 $38.50 $80,090

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 62,220 14.20 $33.68 $70,050
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 230 0.10 $45.80 $95,270
Civic and Social Organizations 250 0.07 $22.92 $47,680
Postal Service (federal government) 440 0.07 $39.51 $82,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,600 0.06 $44.95 $93,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $47.86 $99,550
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $47.55 $98,900
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $47.17 $98,120
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 60 0.01 $47.12 $98,020
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 230 0.10 $45.80 $95,270


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)
New York 8,080 0.85 1.65 $39.21 $81,560
California 7,860 0.45 0.88 $39.17 $81,480
Illinois 4,890 0.81 1.58 $29.25 $60,850
Ohio 4,720 0.87 1.68 $26.39 $54,900
Pennsylvania 4,280 0.72 1.41 $40.17 $83,560




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)
Rhode Island 530 1.10 2.14 $35.05 $72,900
Wisconsin 3,060 1.07 2.07 $19.73 $41,030
Connecticut 1,730 1.04 2.01 $35.46 $73,760
New Jersey 4,160 1.02 1.98 $53.64 $111,570
Minnesota 2,530 0.88 1.71 $37.72 $78,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,160 1.02 1.98 $53.64 $111,570
District of Columbia 420 0.57 1.12 $47.63 $99,080
Alaska 120 0.37 0.73 $43.19 $89,830
Hawaii 490 0.77 1.49 $42.37 $88,120
South Carolina 330 0.16 0.31 $41.18 $85,660





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,360 0.87 1.68 $45.48 $94,590
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,840 0.82 1.60 $31.30 $65,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,250 0.52 1.01 $40.22 $83,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,320 0.81 1.57 $51.15 $106,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,090 0.75 1.45 $37.37 $77,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,010 1.02 1.98 $40.16 $83,530
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,980 1.00 1.94 $37.45 $77,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,780 0.72 1.40 $41.53 $86,370
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,750 0.87 1.68 $38.75 $80,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,360 0.99 1.92 $25.42 $52,880




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)
Kokomo, IN 100 2.68 5.21 $23.89 $49,690
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 90 2.63 5.10 $18.15 $37,760
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 210 2.25 4.37 $12.41 $25,810
Lima, OH 100 1.96 3.80 $24.93 $51,860
Decatur, IL 90 1.77 3.44 $26.55 $55,220
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 780 1.72 3.33 $38.04 $79,120
Wausau, WI 120 1.71 3.32 $16.55 $34,430
Toledo, OH 500 1.69 3.28 $22.54 $46,880
Springfield, IL 180 1.69 3.29 (8) (8)
Evansville, IN-KY 270 1.68 3.27 (8) (8)