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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 195223 14.43 58
United States 82,10075,600 -7.80 2,0002,000

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.308.7012.72 28.2839.8553.09
Alaska 45.3926.6037.39 47.9855.7160.03
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 45.2724.9431.83 48.1457.6662.23
Southeast Region 49.8637.8148.58 52.3855.8657.80

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1527 4.660.0 46.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation66
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation31
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 97
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.1

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