Top Labor and Industrial Relations Masters degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on employee-management interactions and the management of issues and disputes regarding working conditions and worker benefit packages, and that may prepare individuals to function as labor or personnel relations specialists. Includes instruction in labor history, policies and strategies of the labor movement, union organization, labor-management negotiation, labor law and contract interpretation, labor economics, welfare and benefit packages, grievance procedures, and labor policy studies.

For all the 1,705 degrees granted in Labor and Industrial Relations per year, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Of the 606 students graduating with degrees at the Masters degree level across the US, 29% percent identify as men and 71% percent identify as women. Though students at schools all over the US study Labor and Industrial Relations, Pennsylvania has the most graduates. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Labor and Industrial Relations is $40,400.

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Top Colleges for Labor and Industrial Relations

If you’re thinking about majoring in Labor and Industrial Relations, then you should consider these top colleges, including Cornell University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Cleveland State University. Cornell University is our top ranked institution for a degree in Labor and Industrial Relations with 88 students graduating with this major annually at the Masters degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Labor and Industrial Relations Majors

For Labor and Industrial Relations majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Business Teachers, Postsecondary, Human Resources Managers and Labor Relations Specialists. Not only that, Labor and Industrial Relations graduates may find a high salary job, such as Human Resources Managers or Business Teachers, Postsecondary.

Top Paying Careers for Labor and Industrial Relations

  1. Human Resources Managers   (Median Wage: $126,230)
  2. Business Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $94,360)
  3. Labor Relations Specialists   (Median Wage: $77,010)

Most in Demand Careers for Labor and Industrial Relations

  1. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
  2. Human Resources Managers
  3. Labor Relations Specialists
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