Get a Salary Report for



- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer


- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise



- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Inventory Control Clerk Salary (United States)

Inventory Control Clerks in the United States can typically expect wages of $13.32 per hour. Final cash compensation to Inventory Control Clerks varies from around $21K to approximately $41K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $1K and $3K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over one in five lack any form of coverage — but most have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Men make up a slight majority of Inventory Control Clerks (53 percent). Job satisfaction for Inventory Control Clerks is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Inventory Control Clerk Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$25,205 - $46,156
(Median)
25K
30K
35K
41K
46K
MEDIAN: $34,822
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Inventory Control Clerk Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$9.62 - $17.69
(Median)
9
11
13
16
18
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,205 - $46,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,180  
Profit Sharing
$394.78 - $3,425  
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).
)
$20,640 - $40,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $17.69  
   
Overtime
$14.08 - $26.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,180  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.78 - $3,425  
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).
)
$20,640 - $40,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 719
Is Inventory Control Clerk your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

Job Description for Inventory Control Clerk

Inventory control clerks manage and coordinate inventory control operations within a business. Their primary responsibility is to ensure that the company’s inventory is both accurate and up to date. They coordinate among various groups to gather inventory information; for example, they work with vendors to get current shipping records, details on expected incoming inventory, and verification of prior shipments. Inventory control clerks also work with customer service professionals and other inventory personnel to give and receive updates on inventory-related issues. Inventory control clerks serve as the primary hub for inventory information and are expected to efficiently gather and distribute information in line with their company’s specific inventory management system or policies. Once accurate inventory has been taken, inventory control clerks address any overages or shortages by recommending modifications to future orders. They also communicate with warehouse personnel to prepare items for display in the store or designate locations for warehouse storage.
Read More...
Inventory Control 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 Control Clerk

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
At the upper end, Inventory Control Clerks who move into a Manufacturing Production Planner role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The typical income for Manufacturing Production Planners is $49K per year. The most common next step for an Inventory Control Clerk is to become an Inventory Control Supervisor or an Inventory Control Manager. The former position pays an additional $10K per year on average, and the latter position pays $15K more per year.

Inventory Clerk Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk

Inventory Control Clerks report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Cycle Count, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Cycle Count also know Microsoft Excel and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Control Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Inventory Control Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. Inventory Control Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $34K. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — a fair portion of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in six of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

Las Vegas
up arrow 8%
up arrow 3%
National Average
$30,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Inventory Control Clerks, busy Las Vegas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+3 percent).

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Inventory Control Clerk Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Inventory Control Clerk Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
National Average
$30,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%