Client Relationship Manager Salary

Client Relationship Managers in the United States take home approximately $60K annually on average. In the world of Client Relationship Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $39K on the lower end to $104K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $20K and profit sharing that approaches $12K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $45K. While career duration and geographic location impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Client Relationship Managers. The majority of Client Relationship Managers (66 percent) who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,832 - $94,188
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$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,077
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$12.17 - $25.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,832 - $94,188  
   
Bonus
$602 - $20,182  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $11,635  
Commission
$0.00 - $44,741  
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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$39,062 - $103,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $25.30  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $37.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$602 - $20,182  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $44,741  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $11,635  
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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$39,062 - $103,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Job Description for Client Relationship Manager

A client relations manager is tasked with establishing, maintaining, and enhancing the relationship between the company and external clients. They interact with many different members of the client's team to organize and execute plans that ensure mutual profit. They also must build trust as a liaison between - and advisor to - the company and the clients, which will help create opportunities for all parties involved. In many instances, the client relations manager may be assigned secondary tasks such as accounts management. The client relations manager works primarily in an office environment, but are also asked to travel to meet with clients.

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Client Relationship Manager Tasks

  • Manages the customer service operations, which deals directly with customers and is the first point of contact.
  • Develops, tracks and reports key performance measurements for the unit.
  • Develops and implements process and procedures to improve operational efficiency.
  • Oversees cross functional work areas targeted to resolve issues raised by customers.

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Client Relationship Managers sometimes assume positions such as Business Development Directors. That role pays $113K per year on average. Client Relationship Managers typically move into roles as Relationship Managers or Business Development Managers, and those positions pay $9K more and $17K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Client Relationship Manager


The biggest paychecks can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. — the median salary there is $123K.

Pay for Client Relationship Managers is the lowest at Professional Research Consultants, which has a median salary of $46K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $50K.

Popular Skills for Client Relationship Manager


Survey results imply that Client Relationship Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Business Development, Sales, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relations and Client Interaction also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Client Interaction are similarly competent in Account Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Client Relationship Manager

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


Client Relationship Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Client Relationship Managers see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $90K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,973

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Relative to Client Relationship Managers in the rest of the country, Client Relationship Managers to the east in Washington, Boston, and New York see salaries beyond the national average. Place of residence plays a huge part in a Client Relationship Manager's salary, with Omaha Client Relationship Managers earning salaries that are 25 percent less than the national average.

Client Relationship Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Client Relationship Manager?

Client Relationship Manager in Yorkville:
"Pleasant job, but can get stressful at times."
Pros: Pleasant. Independence. Casual atmosphere. Excellent meals. Good reporting manager. Standing Desk. (Paid-for) Client Visits.
Cons: Less Collaboration. Poor H.R. Infrequent Salary increases.

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Experience Affects Client Relationship Manager Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Client Relationship Manager Salaries



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Project Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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$62,000

Account Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 232 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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