Conflict Management Careers

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has such diverse applications that it is usually not listed as a job in and of itself. Salaries vary widely according to education level and experience.

There is a growing need for conflict management specialists to work in widely diverse areas that include:

  • Consulting with businesses and corporations in managing conflict
  • Helping troubled youth in juvenile justice programs
  • Mediating family, marriage and community issues
  • Resolving personnel issues in schools, hospitals and private and nonprofit organizations
  • Serving as a court-ordered mediator or arbitrator
  • Serving as a human resources or personnel coordinator
  • Training business people and educators in effective conflict management techniques
  • Working in customer service in almost any business
  • Working as a governmental ombudsman

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects for Texas:

Job Hourly Rate Annual Salary Projected Growth Through 2024
Arbitrators and mediators$24.88$51,750+21%
Labor relations specialists$34.30$71,320+9%
Legal support workers$27.69$50,760+15%
Human resources specialists$28.34$58,940+17%