Average Customer Service Agent Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Customer Service Agent is $13.24.
MEDIAN $13.24
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
$194 - $4,180
Profit Sharing
$295 - $6,000
$153 - $14,681
Total Pay
$20,677 - $45,682

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Job Description for Customer Service Agent

Customer Service Agent Tasks
  • Provide troubleshooting and technical assistance to customers.
  • Assess the customer's needs and translation into solutions.
  • Coordinate with customers to resolve any billing inquiries.
  • Act as the first point of contact for customers seeking help with products or technical issues.
The top respondents for the job title Customer Service Agent are from the companies American Airlines, Alorica, Inc. and State Farm Insurance Company. Reported salaries are highest at American Airlines where the average pay is $15.17. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Southwest Airlines Co and State Farm Insurance Company, earning around $14.80 and $13.25, respectively. Sykes pays the lowest at around $9.68. Alorica, Inc. and Enterprise Holdings also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.18 and $10.37, respectively.

Career Paths

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Customer Service Agent
Customer Service Representative (CSR)
Call Center Supervisor
Customer Service Supervisor
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Customer Service Agent

Skills in Customer Relations, Data Entry and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Customer Service Agent

An entry-level Customer Service Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.90 based on 113 salaries. An early career Customer Service Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.59 based on 821 salaries. A mid-career Customer Service Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.21 based on 305 salaries. An experienced Customer Service Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.95 based on 337 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Customer Service Agent in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (12.1% more).

Years of Experience

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