Inventory Clerk Salary

Pay for Inventory Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.77 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Men make up a slight majority of Inventory Clerks (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$21,433 - $50,336
$21K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,574
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$10.31 - $18.18
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MEDIAN: $13.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,433 - $50,336  
   
Bonus
$248.32 - $2,060  
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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$21,871 - $41,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $18.18  
   
Overtime
$16.01 - $27.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$248.32 - $2,060  
   
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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$21,871 - $41,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 429

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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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Though some Inventory Clerks move into positions like Manufacturing Production Planner (where the average salary is $50K), this progression is not the norm. More often, however, Inventory Clerks go on to become Inventory Control Clerks or Inventory Control Supervisors.

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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 Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, Data Entry, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in 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: $29,997

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

Home to some of the best pay for Inventory Clerks, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 11 percent above the national average. Inventory Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+9 percent) and Dallas (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Buffalo. San Diego and Memphis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Inventory Clerk

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Inventory Clerk Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$30,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Inventory Clerk Salaries



▲3%



Inventory Control
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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 23%