Client Relations Specialist Salary

Pay for Client Relations Specialists in the United States is very modest at just $40K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Client Relations Specialists can bottom out near $29K or peak near $58K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Client Relations Specialists is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,570 - $61,626

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$11.08 - $20.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,570 - $61,626  
   
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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$28,866 - $58,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $20.67  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $34.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$28,866 - $58,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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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Survey results suggest that Client Relations Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Relations, and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Client Relations Specialist

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $39K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. Client Relations Specialists see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Client Relations Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $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 18%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Account Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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