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Client Relations Specialist Salary

Client Relations Specialists in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K annually. Cash earnings of Client Relations Specialists can occasionally include $5K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $29K to almost $56K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Client Relations Specialists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,505 - $60,200
(Median)
$32K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,241
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90%

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$11.13 - $20.58
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
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
$31,505 - $60,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
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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$28,970 - $55,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.13 - $20.58  
   
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 - $5,182  
   
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).
)
$28,970 - $55,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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, 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, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $41K. Client Relations Specialists see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $44K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 22%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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