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Inventory Clerk Salary

Inventory Clerks in the United States take home approximately $12.90 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.26 per hour, and the top verges on $16.77. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Inventory Clerks (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Work is enjoyable for Inventory Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,450 - $45,085
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,265
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$9.26 - $16.77
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,450 - $45,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,466  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,200  
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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$19,890 - $40,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $16.77  
   
Overtime
$13.89 - $25.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,466  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,200  
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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$19,890 - $40,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 442

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Inventory Clerk


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At the upper end, Inventory Clerks who move into an Inventory Control Supervisor role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Inventory Control Supervisors is a much higher $40K per year. An Inventory Clerk often moves on to become an Inventory Control Clerk or a Shipping & Receiving Clerk.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Clerk


Survey results suggest that Inventory Clerks put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Data Entry, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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.


For Inventory Clerks, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $27K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $30K. Inventory Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $37K.

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Experience Affects Inventory Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%



National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Clerk Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 14%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Data Entry
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 24%
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