Inventory Clerk Hourly Rate

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 49 Inventory Clerk votes.
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $18.21  
   
Overtime
$15.88 - $27.65  
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Bonus
$244.68 - $2,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$21,716 - $41,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 469

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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.

Inventory clerks catalog and keep track of all goods and/or supplies on hand. For goods on hand to be sold or shipped, the inventory clerk helps production supervisors understand and forecast future needs and par levels. The inventory clerk may help ensure accuracy in order fulfillment as well. For goods or supplies to be used, the inventory clerk's accurate counts are used to establish how often new inventory is ordered and in what quantities.

For companies utilizing inventory clerks strictly for counting and accuracy purposes, the education requirements tend to include a high school diploma or equivalent, with some warehouse experience preferred. For clerks tasked with electronic reconciliation and forecasting goods and supplies, however, a company may prefer individuals with practical experience and at least an associate's degree in business or a similar field. Inventory clerks typically work during regular business hours. However, some warehouse operations require 24-hour shift work; in these cases, a clerk may need to work evening and overnight shifts.
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.

Key Stats

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $15
Hourly Rate
$11 - $16

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

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