Median pay for Inventory Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.75 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Inventory Clerks making up 56 percent of survey respondents. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$22,846 - $49,485
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MEDIAN: $32,596
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$10.23 - $18.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,846 - $49,485  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $2,054  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$21,615 - $41,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $18.19  
   
Overtime
$16.02 - $27.37  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$251.68 - $2,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$21,615 - $41,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 452

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Job Description for Inventory Clerk

An inventory clerk can have a variety of responsibilities based on the hiring company and their specific job description. In general, however, an inventory clerk works with stored goods in a warehouse environment, facilitating the movement of goods going out to customers and coming in for use. They also help track and keep accurate counts of items on hand and utilize these numbers to help create par lists to be used in the supply chain.

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Inventory Clerk Tasks

  • Coordinate with shipping to ensure all receiving shipments are moving in and out of warehouse as scheduled.
  • Load and unload trucks.
  • Generate reports on inventory balance and shortages.
  • Count merchandise in stock and post totals to inventory records.

Common Career Paths for Inventory Clerk


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As Inventory Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Production Planner, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Manufacturing Production Planners earn $50K on average per year. An Inventory Clerk may also move into a role as an Inventory Control Clerk or an Inventory Control Supervisor.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Clerk


Inventory Clerks report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, Data Entry, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Clerk

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Inventory Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $31K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,018

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

Surpassing the national average by 11 percent, Inventory Clerks in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Inventory Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+9 percent) and Dallas (+7 percent). Buffalo ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (10 percent lower) and Memphis (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Inventory Clerk

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
054
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Inventory Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Clerk Salaries






Inventory Control
0%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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