Client Relations Specialist Salary

Pay for Client Relations Specialists in the United States is very modest at just $40K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Client Relations Specialists can bottom out near $29K or peak near $58K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Client Relations Specialists (68 percent) who took the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Client Relations Specialists is high.

$30,701 - $60,917
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,403
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90%

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$11.56 - $20.59
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,701 - $60,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $4,966  
Commission
$4,069  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,963 - $57,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $20.59  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $33.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Commission
$4,069  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $4,966  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,963 - $57,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Client Relations Specialist

Client relations specialists are required in a variety of fields that provide services or products to clients. Some examples of fields that use client relations specialists are financial institutions, manufacturing companies, medical facilities, and construction companies. This is often a marketing position, in which the specialist will learn about client needs and then suggest products that will benefit them. This may involve following leads or doing research in order to find new clients. Strong writing, verbal, and people skills are important to be able to communicate with clients in a variety of ways.

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Client Relations Specialist Tasks

  • Manage information databases and client contact plans to develop each client profile and continually assess and anticipate their needs.
  • Provide clients with excellent experience and facilitate client retention by building strong customer-relationships.
  • Evaluate client profiles to understand and recommend new product offerings to increase revenue flow.

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Client Relations Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 17 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales and Account Management. Employees educated in Customer Relationship Management are typically practiced in Customer Service, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Client Relations Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $39K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $45K.

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Experience Affects Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 21%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 17%

Customer Relations
up arrow 10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
0%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Account Management
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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