Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
79,430 1.8 % $30.89 $64,250 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.88 $16.42 $29.96 $41.84 $54.97
Annual Wage (2) $18,480 $34,160 $62,310 $87,020 $114,340


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 66,140 15.39 $29.71 $61,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,240 0.10 $41.28 $85,860
State Government (OES Designation) 1,490 0.07 $32.17 $66,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 960 0.02 $36.36 $75,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 590 0.01 $35.08 $72,960

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 66,140 15.39 $29.71 $61,800
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 130 0.12 $32.29 $67,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,240 0.10 $41.28 $85,860
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 160 0.08 $42.31 $88,010
State Government (OES Designation) 1,490 0.07 $32.17 $66,920

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 80 0.02 $48.41 $100,700
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $48.30 $100,470
Rail Transportation 70 0.03 $47.66 $99,130
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 30 0.01 $46.95 $97,660
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 90 0.01 $45.75 $95,150


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 8,120 0.89 1.58 $39.15 $81,440
California 8,060 0.50 0.89 $39.72 $82,620
Ohio 6,520 1.22 2.16 $18.37 $38,210
Pennsylvania 4,890 0.85 1.50 $26.92 $56,000
Illinois 4,860 0.82 1.45 $29.23 $60,800




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)
Wisconsin 3,660 1.30 2.31 $17.16 $35,690
Ohio 6,520 1.22 2.16 $18.37 $38,210
Michigan 4,240 1.01 1.78 $31.81 $66,170
New Jersey 3,810 0.96 1.70 $42.43 $88,250
New York 8,120 0.89 1.58 $39.15 $81,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 160 0.48 0.85 $43.06 $89,560
New Jersey 3,810 0.96 1.70 $42.43 $88,250
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $39.87 $82,920
California 8,060 0.50 0.89 $39.72 $82,620
New York 8,120 0.89 1.58 $39.15 $81,440





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,930 0.90 1.59 $41.23 $85,750
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,060 0.84 1.49 $32.48 $67,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,950 0.70 1.24 $40.56 $84,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,770 0.93 1.64 $31.89 $66,330
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,730 2.41 4.26 $33.63 $69,940
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,450 1.41 2.50 $17.93 $37,300
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,370 0.76 1.34 $28.74 $59,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.74 1.30 $36.25 $75,400
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,160 0.86 1.53 $31.23 $64,950
Pittsburgh, PA 1,120 0.99 1.75 $20.29 $42,190




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)
Lima, OH 150 3.21 5.68 $12.90 $26,820
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 120 3.04 5.37 $9.94 $20,670
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 260 2.86 5.06 $13.65 $28,390
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,120 2.53 4.47 $39.48 $82,120
Wausau, WI 170 2.48 4.38 $13.58 $28,240
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,730 2.41 4.26 $33.63 $69,940
Appleton, WI 280 2.32 4.09 $13.50 $28,080
Pine Bluff, AR 70 2.17 3.83 $14.33 $29,800
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 450 2.06 3.64 (8) (8)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 160 1.99 3.52 $36.66 $76,260