Client Relations Specialist Salary

Client Relations Specialists in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K per year. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Client Relations Specialists spread between $29K and $58K depending on individual performance. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Client Relations Specialists. Client Relations Specialists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,897 - $61,823
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,332
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$11.10 - $20.62
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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
$30,897 - $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: 2 Jul 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: 2 Jul 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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Survey results show that Client Relations Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Customer Relationship Management, Client Interaction, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $39K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $43K. Client Relations Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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%

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 39 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%
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