Median pay for Client Relations Specialists in the United States is around $41K annually, but employers in New York offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $52K. Client Relations Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Nashville (+15 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), Scottsdale (+7 percent), and Phoenix (+5 percent).

$31,179 - $58,213
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$31K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,674
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$11.26 - $22.41
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,179 - $58,213  
   
Bonus
$1,048 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$8,000  
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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$29,008 - $56,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.26 - $22.41  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $31.22  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,048 - $10,174  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$29,008 - $56,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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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Popular Skills for Client Relations Specialist


Survey results show that Client Relations Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 15 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales, Account Management, and Customer Service. Most people who know Customer Relations also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Client Relations Specialist

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. Client Relations Specialists see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Client Relations Specialist Salaries




Late-Career
0%

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 23%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 15%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Account Management
up arrow 5%

Sales
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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