Client Relations Specialist Salary

Those pursuing careers as Client Relations Specialists in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K annually. Total cash compensation to Client Relations Specialists bottoms out near $29K and approaches $58K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Female Client Relations Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (68 percent) are women. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Client Relations Specialists. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,914 - $61,823
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,332
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$11.10 - $20.62
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$11
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,914 - $61,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,698  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $4,966  
Commission
$3,500 - $12,500  
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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$28,864 - $58,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $20.62  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $34.21  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,698  
   
Commission
$3,500 - $12,500  
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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$28,864 - $58,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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 Oral / Verbal Communication and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

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's salary is approximately $39K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $43K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Client Relations Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $45K.

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Experience Affects Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 21%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Account Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%
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