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Employee Relations Director Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$143,522 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Employee Relations Director is $143,522 a year and $69 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Employee Relations Director is between $99,139 and $178,860. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Employee Relations Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs, organizes, plans, and develops the implementation and administration of human resources functions and carries out policies and procedures relating to all phases of human resources activities.
  • Oversees activities relating to personnel rules and regulations, staffing, employee education and training, management development, labor relations, affirmative action, workers compensation administration, benefits administration, and salary administration.
Employee Relations Director Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Human Resources Managers

Job family population: 136,310

Estimated population of Employee Relations Director jobs: 2,892

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Employee Relations Director Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Director, Employee Relations
May 17
Green Oaks, IL, USA
Abbott Laboratories
Direct and provide overall leadership to the Employee Relations Team within the ER Practice Center. Staff includes 16 exempt employees located in multiple sites across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Human Resources Manager - Employee Relations Specialist - Midway Airpo
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
SSP America
The HR Manager will support the Director of HR with recruitment/staffing, compensation, employment ... EMPLOYEE RELATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES: * Respond to, manage, and bring employee relations issues to ...
Employee Relations
May 16
Batavia, IL, USA
The personnel leader is the Group Director of HR.The Employee Relations Analyst II is responsible for supporting a rapidly growing business by partnering with and advising business teams on a variety ...
Corporate Employment Director
May 8
Oak Brook, IL, USA
Ace Hardware
Employee Relations/ Performance Management * Investigate employee relations issues for assigned ... Provide the same support as direct reports navigate through employee relations issues to ensure the ...
Director of People & Culture
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Intelligentsia Coffee Inc.
POSITION SUMMARY The Director of People & Culture is responsible for providing leadership, vision ... Conduct employee relations investigations; proactively manage legal risk; ensure compliance with ...
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