Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
79,780 1.6 % $28.56 $59,410 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.62 $12.79 $27.38 $38.89 $51.82
Annual Wage (2) $17,940 $26,610 $56,950 $80,880 $107,780


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 64,920 15.23 $27.44 $57,070
State Government (OES Designation) 1,720 0.08 $29.63 $61,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,650 0.07 $34.99 $72,770
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,500 0.14 $26.92 $56,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 950 0.02 $34.69 $72,150

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 64,920 15.23 $27.44 $57,070
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,500 0.14 $26.92 $56,000
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 440 0.09 $28.77 $59,840
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 160 0.09 $41.94 $87,230
State Government (OES Designation) 1,720 0.08 $29.63 $61,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $63.54 $132,170
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $48.48 $100,850
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 130 0.03 $45.04 $93,680
Software Publishers 30 0.01 $44.91 $93,420
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 100 0.02 $44.43 $92,420


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 9,040 0.60 1.01 $37.55 $78,090
New York 8,490 0.96 1.63 $36.40 $75,720
Ohio 6,700 1.29 2.18 $17.28 $35,940
Pennsylvania 5,400 0.96 1.62 $22.15 $46,080
Illinois 4,810 0.83 1.41 $27.50 $57,200



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 3,520 1.29 2.18 $13.94 $29,000
Ohio 6,700 1.29 2.18 $17.28 $35,940
Rhode Island 520 1.13 1.91 $32.92 $68,460
Pennsylvania 5,400 0.96 1.62 $22.15 $46,080
New York 8,490 0.96 1.63 $36.40 $75,720



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 220 0.68 1.16 $41.45 $86,220
California 9,040 0.60 1.01 $37.55 $78,090
New York 8,490 0.96 1.63 $36.40 $75,720
Texas 2,230 0.20 0.34 $36.25 $75,390
District of Columbia 370 0.55 0.94 $36.12 $75,130




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,030 0.93 1.58 $38.65 $80,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,280 0.81 1.37 $39.17 $81,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,930 0.78 1.32 $31.02 $64,520
Pittsburgh, PA 1,640 1.45 2.46 $16.48 $34,270
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,500 2.09 3.54 $26.92 $56,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.77 1.30 $24.57 $51,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,430 0.79 1.34 $37.40 $77,800
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,350 1.33 2.25 $16.89 $35,140
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 1.26 2.14 $35.26 $73,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,240 0.68 1.15 $36.37 $75,640



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)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 290 3.23 5.47 $10.02 $20,840
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 130 3.10 5.25 $10.99 $22,870
Springfield, IL 300 2.75 4.65 $23.66 $49,210
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 700 2.61 4.42 $19.93 $41,450
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,100 2.55 4.31 $30.01 $62,420
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 530 2.45 4.15 $20.32 $42,270
Dover, DE 140 2.24 3.80 (8) (8)
Canton-Massillon, OH 360 2.17 3.67 $14.61 $30,380
Appleton, WI 250 2.16 3.66 $13.47 $28,010
Monroe, MI 80 2.10 3.55 $25.54 $53,130