Inventory Analyst Salary

Average Inventory Analysts in the United States make around $50K annually. Total cash compensation to Inventory Analysts bottoms out near $32K and approaches $66K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and experience level are influential factors as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Inventory Analysts making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,422 - $66,401
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,791
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$12.12 - $23.14
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,422 - $66,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,928  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $4,920  
Commission
$7,175  
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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$32,485 - $66,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 747
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $23.14  
   
Overtime
$16.56 - $34.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,928  
   
Commission
$7,175  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $4,920  
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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$32,485 - $66,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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Job Description for Inventory Analyst

An inventory analyst is responsible for handling the challenges posed by managing an inventory. A wide set of skills is necessary for this position. First and foremost the analyst must have exceptional technical knowledge. Armed with customer purchasing habits for stores and regions, the inventory analyst uses statistical analyses to determine the proper inventory levels for stores. Once an appropriate inventory level is determined, the analyst must set orders into motion and ensure that the inventory levels are consistently met. Additionally, the inventory analyst must use exceptional communication skills to effectively work with everyone who contributes to inventory shipment. The inventory analyst must order inventory from the company's suppliers and then work with suppliers to track the shipments. If shipping issues arise, the inventory analyst must work with the suppliers to appropriately resolve the situation.

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Inventory Analyst Tasks

  • Develop and implement solutions to improve inventory turnover and dealer replenishment.
  • Manage inventory, delivery dates and fill rates for assigned suppliers.
  • Maintain online systems accurately reflect order and supplier information.
  • Anticipate potential backorder cases and work closely with suppliers and management to find other sources or expedite the product.
  • Execute purchasing and order placement.

Common Career Paths for Inventory Analyst


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Inventory Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Financial Analyst. The average Senior Financial Analyst brings home $75K per year. Inventory Analysts most often advance into Buyer and Inventory Manager positions even though the median salaries are $1K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Inventory Analyst


The Home Depot Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $66K.

Popular Skills for Inventory Analyst


Inventory Analysts report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Forecasting, Data Analysis, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Control. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Analyst

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


For many Inventory Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $46K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,783

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Inventory Analysts, 33 percent above the national average. Inventory Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+22 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), and Houston (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Nashville, which sits 5 percent below the national average. Workers in Philadelphia and Memphis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (2 percent less).

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What is it like working as an Inventory Analyst?

Inventory Analyst in Springfield:
Pros: I like most about my job as an Inventory Analyst is the ability to work with others towards a common goal in providing assistance to activities with inventorying their fuel products. Providing guidance and researching issues to find resolutions to their issues.

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Experience Affects Inventory Analyst Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Analyst Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Data Analysis
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Access
up arrow 2%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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