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Inventory Clerk Salary (United States)

Pay for Inventory Clerks in the United States is typically around $12.31 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Male Inventory Clerks are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 51 percent of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Inventory Clerk Salary (?
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$24,239 - $44,165
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MEDIAN: $34,158
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Inventory Clerk Salary (?
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$8.86 - $16.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,239 - $44,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
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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$18,873 - $39,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $16.49  
   
Overtime
$13.41 - $24.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
   
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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$18,873 - $39,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 401
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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. An Inventory Clerk often moves on to become 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 Windows Operating System General Use, Inventory Control, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 7 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Inventory Clerks who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $35K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around a sixth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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$28,000
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Experience Affects Inventory Clerk Salaries

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National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Inventory Clerk Salaries

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$28,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 28%