Inventory Clerk Salary

Median pay for Inventory Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.94 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men make up a slight majority of Inventory Clerks (53 percent) who responded to the survey. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,510 - $50,684
$23K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,398
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$10.46 - $18.59
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MEDIAN: $13.94
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$0$50K
Salary $22,510 - $50,684
Bonus $294.79 - $2,100
Profit Sharing $650
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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$22,197 - $42,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.46 - $18.59
Overtime $16.31 - $27.85
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $294.79 - $2,100
Profit Sharing $650
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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$22,197 - $42,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 441

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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 sometimes assume positions such as Manufacturing Production Planners. That role pays $50K per year on average. However, Inventory Clerks typically graduate to Inventory Control Clerks or Inventory Control Supervisors.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Clerk


Survey results suggest that Inventory Clerks use a fairly large toolkit 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

Pay by Experience for an Inventory Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Inventory Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 305 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Inventory Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Inventory Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 92 salaries. An Inventory Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,350

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

Surpassing the national average by 10 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 (+8 percent) and Dallas (+6 percent). In Buffalo, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (11 percent lower) and Memphis (10 percent lower).

Inventory Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Inventory Clerk?

Inventory Clerk in Jackson:
Pros: Work at my own pace work at night.
Cons: The hours and the fact that I have to do other work left from other clerks.

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Key Stats for Inventory Clerk

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Inventory Clerk Salaries

▲11%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$30,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Inventory Clerk Salaries



▲1%



National Average
$30,000

Inventory Control
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 24%
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