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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
77,140 1.8 % $34.01 $70,730 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.26 $20.94 $32.59 $44.97 $59.30
Annual Wage (2) $19,270 $43,560 $67,790 $93,530 $123,340


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 64,000 14.74 $33.10 $68,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,840 0.08 $46.41 $96,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 990 0.02 $36.22 $75,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 970 0.04 $34.14 $71,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 590 0.01 $37.00 $76,970

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 64,000 14.74 $33.10 $68,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,840 0.08 $46.41 $96,530
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 200 0.08 $43.36 $90,200
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.08 $44.62 $92,800
Civic and Social Organizations 280 0.07 $24.98 $51,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 40 0.01 $52.84 $109,910
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $50.14 $104,300
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $47.75 $99,320
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 130 0.02 $47.31 $98,410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $47.10 $97,970


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 7,920 0.47 0.87 $38.59 $80,270
New York 7,890 0.84 1.58 $41.28 $85,870
Ohio 5,580 1.03 1.93 $22.89 $47,600
Illinois 5,400 0.90 1.69 $28.18 $58,620
Pennsylvania 4,500 0.77 1.44 $37.66 $78,320




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 580 1.21 2.27 $32.56 $67,720
Wisconsin 3,050 1.07 2.01 $20.50 $42,650
Connecticut 1,760 1.06 1.99 $30.40 $63,230
Ohio 5,580 1.03 1.93 $22.89 $47,600
West Virginia 690 0.99 1.85 $20.16 $41,930




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 3,640 0.90 1.69 $56.47 $117,470
North Dakota 70 0.16 0.30 $45.40 $94,440
District of Columbia 490 0.68 1.28 $42.99 $89,420
New York 7,890 0.84 1.58 $41.28 $85,870
Oregon 1,130 0.60 1.12 $41.26 $85,820





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 8,140 0.86 1.61 $48.32 $100,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,160 0.90 1.68 $31.54 $65,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,540 0.58 1.09 $38.09 $79,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,280 0.80 1.50 $47.92 $99,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,020 1.03 1.94 $38.32 $79,700
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,000 0.73 1.36 $37.13 $77,230
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,950 0.99 1.86 $38.90 $80,920
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,620 0.67 1.26 $41.65 $86,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,620 0.82 1.53 $37.52 $78,040
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,500 1.10 2.06 $23.34 $48,550




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 110 2.67 5.01 $28.00 $58,240
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 100 2.60 4.88 $11.25 $23,390
Lima, OH 120 2.45 4.59 $16.39 $34,100
Springfield, IL 240 2.36 4.43 $35.45 $73,730
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 200 2.19 4.11 $17.05 $35,470
Danville, IL 50 2.03 3.80 (8) (8)
Toledo, OH 580 1.95 3.65 $23.78 $49,460
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 400 1.87 3.52 $25.03 $52,070
Wausau, WI 130 1.87 3.50 $17.31 $36,000
New Haven, CT 490 1.71 3.21 $27.57 $57,340