Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
75,930 1.9 % $27.02 $56,210 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $12.49 $26.28 $37.27 $47.61
Annual Wage (2) $17,690 $25,980 $54,660 $77,530 $99,030


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 59,730 14.15 $25.69 $53,440
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,090 0.20 $25.35 $52,730
State Government (OES Designation) 1,720 0.08 $28.50 $59,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,430 0.07 $33.17 $68,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,080 0.02 $31.91 $66,380

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 59,730 14.15 $25.69 $53,440
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 100 0.22 $28.23 $58,720
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,090 0.20 $25.35 $52,730
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 540 0.11 $28.96 $60,240
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 180 0.11 $40.87 $85,010

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) $65.70 $136,650
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 60 0.06 $45.09 $93,790
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $42.83 $89,080
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 180 0.11 $40.87 $85,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $40.84 $84,940


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 9,020 0.63 1.08 $37.43 $77,860
Ohio 7,330 1.45 2.49 $16.91 $35,170
Pennsylvania 7,010 1.25 2.15 $21.98 $45,710
New York 6,900 0.81 1.39 $34.25 $71,230
Illinois 4,660 0.83 1.42 $23.78 $49,460




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)
Ohio 7,330 1.45 2.49 $16.91 $35,170
Rhode Island 580 1.29 2.22 $29.56 $61,480
Wisconsin 3,360 1.26 2.15 $14.55 $30,250
Pennsylvania 7,010 1.25 2.15 $21.98 $45,710
Michigan 3,790 0.97 1.66 $29.46 $61,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,020 0.63 1.08 $37.43 $77,860
Alaska 190 0.60 1.03 $36.84 $76,630
Wyoming 70 0.27 0.46 $34.49 $71,730
New York 6,900 0.81 1.39 $34.25 $71,230
Kansas 340 0.26 0.44 $33.92 $70,550





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 4,250 0.82 1.41 $35.92 $74,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,990 0.77 1.33 $40.21 $83,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,870 0.79 1.35 $23.63 $49,150
Pittsburgh, PA 2,120 1.89 3.23 $21.13 $43,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,040 1.12 1.92 $25.39 $52,810
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,830 1.89 3.24 $38.63 $80,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.63 1.08 $29.35 $61,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,350 0.79 1.35 $32.73 $68,090
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,340 1.35 2.32 $16.81 $34,970
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,340 1.93 3.31 $31.96 $66,480




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)
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 640 2.91 5.00 $18.99 $39,490
Springfield, IL 310 2.88 4.95 $30.19 $62,800
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 110 2.54 4.35 $11.57 $24,070
Lima, OH 110 2.37 4.06 $11.94 $24,830
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 200 2.24 3.85 $10.66 $22,170
Wheeling, WV-OH 140 2.18 3.75 $16.15 $33,590
Canton-Massillon, OH 350 2.15 3.69 $13.51 $28,100
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 650 2.12 3.63 $19.52 $40,600
Toledo, OH 610 2.10 3.61 $16.03 $33,350
Kokomo, IN 80 2.07 3.54 $18.51 $38,500




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medford, OR 40 0.58 1.00 $45.44 $94,510
Fresno, CA 190 0.59 1.01 $41.96 $87,290
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $40.55 $84,350
Anchorage, AK 120 0.69 1.18 $40.46 $84,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,990 0.77 1.33 $40.21 $83,640
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.63 1.07 $40.15 $83,510
Modesto, CA 90 0.58 0.99 $38.65 $80,390
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,830 1.89 3.24 $38.63 $80,340
Champaign-Urbana, IL 80 0.85 1.45 $37.10 $77,170
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.26 0.45 $37.07 $77,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 330 1.23 2.11 $19.66 $40,890
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 330 1.47 2.52 $11.57 $24,080
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 240 1.42 2.44 $21.44 $44,590
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 1.44 2.47 $13.14 $27,340
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 1.96 3.37 $13.72 $28,540

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 1.96 3.37 $13.72 $28,540