Inventory Clerk Salary

For Inventory Clerks, hourly average wages total $13.03 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.34 per hour on the low end to $16.92 on the high end. Career length and the particular city 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. Most Inventory Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. Slightly less than a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,572 - $46,856

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$9.34 - $16.92

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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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,572 - $46,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,508  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $2,916  
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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$20,047 - $40,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $16.92  
   
Overtime
$14.61 - $25.78  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,508  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $2,916  
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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$20,047 - $40,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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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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Inventory Clerks' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Inventory Control Supervisor. The average Inventory Control Supervisor brings home $40K per year. An Inventory Clerk may also move into a role as 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 Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Data Entry, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $27K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $30K. Inventory Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Inventory Clerks with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $38K.

Pay Difference by Location


Inventory Clerks in Los Angeles make a little more than the national average; however, regional pay differences are not too considerable. Inventory Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+1 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Buffalo is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Inventory Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%



National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Clerk Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Data Entry
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 23%
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