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Client Relations Specialist Salary

Client Relations Specialists in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Client Relations Specialists vary widely between $30K and $55K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.
$31,471 - $59,092
(Median)
31K
48K
59K
MEDIAN: $39,925
10%
75%
90%

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$11.40 - $20.16
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,471 - $59,092  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $4,932  
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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$29,656 - $55,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.40 - $20.16  
   
Overtime
$17.37 - $33.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $4,932  
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).
)
$29,656 - $55,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
United States (change)

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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Survey results suggest that Client Relations Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively.

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 $38K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $43K. Client Relations Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $46K on average.

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Experience Affects Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 22%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 7%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Account Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%