Customer Service Specialist Salary

The average pay for a Customer Service Specialist is $14.22 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$28,831 - $55,421
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MEDIAN: $39,888
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$9.73 - $19.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,831 - $55,421  
   
Bonus
$305.31 - $5,902  
Profit Sharing
$78.49 - $4,146  
Commission
$202.73 - $9,616  
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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$21,126 - $48,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $19.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37  
Overtime
$14.50 - $32.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$305.31 - $5,902  
   
Commission
$202.73 - $9,616  
Profit Sharing
$78.49 - $4,146  
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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$21,126 - $48,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,747

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Job Description for Customer Service Specialist

Customer service specialists first and foremost must ensure that customers' needs are met. They are often the first (and last) person a customer interacts with, and the customer might not have much time to get what they need from the company. The specialist must be able to think quickly on their feet and communicate effectively with customers. Customer service specialists are generally the liaisons between customers and companies, so they must have good knowledge of and relationships within their company. Solving other workers' issues will also sometimes be required, so learning the ins and outs of the company is a must.

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Customer Service Specialist Tasks

  • Update customer files and databases.
  • Consult with customers by telephone or in person to provide information, take orders, answer questions and handle complaints.
  • Investigate and follow up on customer problems.
  • Document outcomes and steps taken.

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Pay by Experience Level for Customer Service Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Customer Service Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Customer Service Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 2,135 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Customer Service Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 1,175 salaries. An experienced Customer Service Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 1,072 salaries. A Customer Service Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 453 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,636

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Customer Service Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Customer Service Specialist?

Customer Service Specialist in New York:
"Office environment, value-oriented culture."
Pros: Autonomy in workday. Great co-workers. Advanced technology. Nice benefits.
Cons: Occasional poor communication from top leadership. Uncertain career advancement.

Customer Service Specialist in Danville:
"Customer Service Specialist...Boring."
Pros: I like that it is not a stressful job in fact, it is an easy job.
Cons: I hate how slow it is, I dislike my coworkers, I do not feel like it challenges me anymore. Because it is always slow I feel like I am just being paid to waste time. I wish I could at least work from home so I could get stuff done.

Customer Service Specialist in Augusta:
Pros: I know I have provided to my beneficiary education, alternatives or have helped solve an issue the very best of my capabilities.
Cons:

Customer Service Specialist in Plymouth:
"Very high stress, with very little guidance and consistency."
Pros: The thing I like the most would be helping the customers I take care of.
Cons: No definition to what my job should entail. Very poor management and supervisors. Very junior high atmosphere. Lack of caring on behalf of management. Too many responsibilities, impossible to be happy with the work completed.

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Key Stats for Customer Service Specialist

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 659 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Customer Service Specialist Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$33,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Customer Service Specialist Salaries









Customer Relations
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Data Entry
▼0%

Phone Support
▼0%

Office Administration
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National Average
$33,000



▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 659 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%