Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
79,330 1.7 % $29.30 $60,930 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.70 $12.72 $28.28 $39.85 $53.09
Annual Wage (2) $18,090 $26,470 $58,820 $82,890 $110,430


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 65,460 15.18 $28.16 $58,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,000 0.09 $37.50 $78,000
State Government (OES Designation) 1,680 0.08 $30.30 $63,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 940 0.02 $35.44 $73,720
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 830 0.08 $27.90 $58,040

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 65,460 15.18 $28.16 $58,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,000 0.09 $37.50 $78,000
State Government (OES Designation) 1,680 0.08 $30.30 $63,030
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 420 0.08 $30.03 $62,460
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 830 0.08 $27.90 $58,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $49.65 $103,280
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.01 $47.75 $99,320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 100 0.02 $47.55 $98,900
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 150 0.07 $45.09 $93,790
Social Advocacy Organizations (8) (8) $44.90 $93,400


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 8,540 0.55 0.96 $39.25 $81,640
New York 8,110 0.90 1.57 $36.61 $76,140
Ohio 6,460 1.22 2.13 $17.13 $35,630
Pennsylvania 5,040 0.88 1.53 $20.85 $43,370
Illinois 4,510 0.77 1.34 $28.47 $59,220




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 3,880 1.40 2.44 $16.23 $33,770
Ohio 6,460 1.22 2.13 $17.13 $35,630
New Jersey 3,980 1.02 1.77 $38.06 $79,170
Michigan 3,860 0.93 1.62 $29.66 $61,690
Oregon 1,580 0.91 1.59 $32.02 $66,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 170 0.51 0.89 $45.39 $94,410
District of Columbia 370 0.55 0.96 $40.42 $84,070
California 8,540 0.55 0.96 $39.25 $81,640
New Jersey 3,980 1.02 1.77 $38.06 $79,170
Maine 230 0.38 0.66 $37.08 $77,130





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,780 0.89 1.55 $37.04 $77,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,210 0.78 1.36 $41.53 $86,380
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,630 0.74 1.28 $32.19 $66,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,500 0.80 1.39 $32.97 $68,580
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,480 2.04 3.54 $29.96 $62,320
Pittsburgh, PA 1,450 1.28 2.22 $16.04 $33,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,430 0.81 1.41 $30.16 $62,720
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,310 1.29 2.23 $15.54 $32,330
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,170 1.02 1.77 $33.71 $70,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,140 1.30 2.26 $24.13 $50,190




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)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 260 2.90 5.04 $10.55 $21,940
Springfield, IL 300 2.77 4.81 $21.62 $44,970
Danville, IL 80 2.72 4.73 $24.66 $51,300
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 110 2.66 4.63 $10.17 $21,150
Appleton, WI 310 2.53 4.40 $12.36 $25,710
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,100 2.51 4.36 $35.89 $74,640
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 530 2.42 4.20 (8) (8)
Wausau, WI 160 2.41 4.18 (8) (8)
Owensboro, KY 110 2.27 3.95 $17.12 $35,610
Monroe, MI 80 2.13 3.71 $22.89 $47,610