The average salary for Client Relations Specialists in the United States is $41K per year, and pay runs especially high in New York, where the average is $54K. Client Relations Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Nashville (+19 percent), Philadelphia (+12 percent), Scottsdale (+7 percent), and Phoenix (+4 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,818 - $57,449
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MEDIAN: $40,948
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$12.15 - $21.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,818 - $57,449  
   
Bonus
$1,085 - $10,119  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
Commission
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,119 - $56,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $21.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$19.13 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,085 - $10,119  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$29,119 - $56,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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

  • Evaluate client profiles to understand and recommend new product offerings to increase revenue flow.
  • Provide clients with excellent experience and facilitate client retention by building strong customer-relationships.
  • Manage information databases and client contact plans to develop each client profile and continually assess and anticipate their needs.

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Popular Skills for Client Relations Specialist


Client Relations Specialists report using a wide range of professional 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 22 percent, 15 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales, Account Management, and Customer Service. Those familiar with Customer Relations also tend to 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $40K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $41K. Client Relations Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $40K on average.

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Key Stats for Client Relations Specialist

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Client Relations Specialist Salaries



National Average
$40,000


Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Client Relations Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 22%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 15%


Customer Relations
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National Average
$40,000

Client Interaction
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Account Management
up arrow 6%

Sales
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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