Inventory Clerks in the United States take home an average $13.57 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Inventory Clerks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,685 - $49,616
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$23K
$32K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,348
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$10.13 - $17.98
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,685 - $49,616  
   
Bonus
$248.32 - $2,056  
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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$21,325 - $41,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $17.98  
   
Overtime
$16.09 - $27.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$248.32 - $2,056  
   
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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$21,325 - $41,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 440

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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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Inventory Clerks who transition into an Inventory Control Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $45K per year. It is not uncommon for an Inventory Clerk to continue on to become an Inventory Control Clerk or an Inventory Control Supervisor.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Clerk


Survey results imply that Inventory Clerks put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, Data Entry, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those 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.


For many Inventory Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $28K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $30K. Inventory Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Inventory Clerk with more than 20 years of experience can earn $36K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,689

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

With a pay rate for Inventory Clerks that is 10 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Inventory Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+9 percent) and Dallas (+8 percent). In Buffalo, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Atlanta (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Inventory Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Clerk Salaries


Microsoft Office
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Data Entry
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Inventory Control
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Inventory Management
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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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