Labor Relations Specialists (13-1075)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 142151 6.34 1015
United States 81,10074,800 -7.72,300 5,1006,770

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 31.519.0516.88 30.3842.4456.00
Alaska 39.6427.4433.10 38.1548.1356.42
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.2429.2132.75 36.5141.3048.43
Southeast Region 48.9834.9744.20 53.7858.0160.92

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
14512 8.359.6 44.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation61
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation24
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 116
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 29.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Computer Technology - AAS AAS
Business Administration Human Resource Management Certificate

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Conducting Interviews
Dealing With Difficult Employees
Sexual Harassment