Inventory Clerk Salary

Inventory Clerks in the United States take home approximately $12.82 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $9.17 per hour and $16.75. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Men working as Inventory Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Work is enjoyable for Inventory Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,481 - $44,993
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,242
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$9.17 - $16.75
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,481 - $44,993  
   
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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$19,547 - $40,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $16.75  
   
Overtime
$13.99 - $25.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$19,547 - $40,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 434

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Inventory Control Supervisor. The latter position pays an average of $40K annually. It is not unusual for an Inventory Clerk to become an Inventory Control Clerk or a Shipping & Receiving Clerk.

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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 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 15 percent. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $27K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $30K. Inventory Clerks see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $37K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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 15%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$29,000

Data Entry
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

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: 71% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 25%