Labor Relations Specialists

General Information

Description

Resolve disputes between workers and managers, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, or coordinate grievance procedures to handle employee complaints.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of labor relations specialists is projected to decline 4 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 6,400 openings for labor relations specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$73,240

State-by-state Salary

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$106,850
$18,830
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 30%
  • Master's degree 25%
  • High school 20%
  • Associate's degree 10%
  • Post baccalaureate 10%
  • First professional degree 5%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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