Average Customer Service Specialist with Customer Relations Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Customer Service Specialist with Customer Relations skills is $14.73.
MEDIAN $14.73
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
$393 - $5,843
Profit Sharing
$147 - $5,106
$150 - $11,000
Total Pay
$22,214 - $50,195

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Job Description for Customer Service Specialist

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.
The top respondents for the job title Customer Service Specialist are from the companies Best Buy, The Home Depot Inc. and JCPenney. Reported salaries are highest at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. where the average pay is $18.11. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Verizon Wireless and Comcast Cable, Inc., earning around $17.69 and $16.26, respectively. JCPenney pays the lowest at around $9.50. Best Buy and The Home Depot Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.07 and $11.83, respectively.

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Customer Service Specialist
Customer Service Representative (CSR)
Administrative Assistant
Customer Service Manager
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Customer Service Specialist

Skills in Customer Service, Data Entry, Call Center Operations, Phone Support and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Customer Service Specialist

An entry-level Customer Service Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.53 based on 71 salaries. An early career Customer Service Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.85 based on 929 salaries. A mid-career Customer Service Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.19 based on 516 salaries. An experienced Customer Service Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.71 based on 528 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Customer Service Specialist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (12.4% more) and New York, New York (10.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.1% less).

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