Client Relationship Manager Salary (United States)

Client Relationship Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $64,817 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $38,923 to $108,029 per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into overall incomes for Client Relationship Managers. Ranging between $38,923 near the bottom and $96,701 near the top, total earnings can include up to $21K from bonuses and up to $9,030 from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $39K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. In this profession, most individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. More than half of Client Relationship Managers (65 percent) are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Client Relationship Manager Salary (?
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$38,923 - $96,701
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MEDIAN: $61,167
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Client Relationship Manager Salary (?
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$11.78 - $24.85
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,923 - $96,701  
   
Bonus
$979 - $20,673  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $9,030  
Commission
$-0.48 - $39,453  
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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$38,923 - $108,029  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,018
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $24.85  
   
Overtime
$17.76 - $41.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$979 - $20,673  
   
Commission
$-0.48 - $39,453  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $9,030  
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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$38,923 - $108,029  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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.

Common Career Paths for Client Relationship Manager

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While not commonly found, Client Relationship Managers who move on to become IT Project Managers bring in an additional $21K annually. Client Relationship Managers moving up in their career tend to step into positions as Relationship Managers or Business Development Managers, where paychecks increase by $5,511 or $14,280 per year.

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Popular Skills for Client Relationship Manager

Survey results suggest that Client Relationship Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Financial Analysis, Sales, Business Development, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 7 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Account Management are similarly competent in Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Client Relationship Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Client Relationship Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. Beginning workers can expect to earn $51K starting out, which grows to $67K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $83K. After 20 years in the field, Client Relationship Managers see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$65,000
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Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Client Relationship Managers, 33 percent higher than the national average. Other big spenders include New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, top-paying cities where Client Relationship Managers see paychecks higher than average (+29 percent, +23 percent, +20 percent, and +16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (-9 percent) and St. Louis (-7 percent).

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Experience Affects Client Relationship Manager Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Client Relationship Manager Salaries

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Sales Management
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Client Interaction
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National Average
$65,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 268 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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