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Best Jobs in America

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19.  Employee Relations Spec.

19 2016 best jobs employee relations specialist 2
Amy Marcum, human resource specialist with Insperity
  • Median Pay: $62,300
  • Top Pay: $95,300
  • 10-year job growth: 7%

Employee relations specialists are members of the human resources department, and assist a company with various HR functions, such as creating and updating policies and handbooks and implementing new training programs. They also follow any new labor laws and regulations to make sure that the company remains compliant.

Why it's great: Employee relations specialists get to help workers become better at their jobs. "There are lots of proactive things that we do with employee development and performance management," says HR specialist Amy Marcum.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: B | Telecommuting: B | Low stress: C

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2014-24, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs. Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 02:13 PM ET

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