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Inventory Clerk Salary

Inventory Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.63 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Inventory Clerks (50 percent) survey respondents. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Job satisfaction for Inventory Clerks is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,313 - $45,375
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MEDIAN: $34,424
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$9.00 - $16.68
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,313 - $45,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,260  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $1,179  
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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$19,138 - $39,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $16.68  
   
Overtime
$13.67 - $25.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $1,179  
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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$19,138 - $39,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 415
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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 go on to top-notch roles like Inventory Control Supervisor, where median pay is $40K annually. It is not uncommon for an Inventory Clerk to continue on to become an Inventory Control Clerk or a Shipping & Receiving Clerk.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Clerk


Typical Inventory Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Data Entry, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in 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 Inventory Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $26K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Inventory Clerks make a median salary of $32K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $34K.

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Experience Affects Inventory Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%



National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Clerk Salaries


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$28,000

Data Entry
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 28%