Inventory Control Clerk Salary

For Inventory Control Clerks, hourly average wages total $13.54 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.74 per hour and $17.77. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Inventory Control Clerks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Although slightly less than a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,296 - $46,400
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,497
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$9.74 - $17.77
(Median)
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,296 - $46,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
Profit Sharing
$391.96 - $2,980  
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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$20,699 - $40,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $17.77  
   
Overtime
$14.40 - $26.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.96 - $2,980  
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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$20,699 - $40,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 655
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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.

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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


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Inventory Control Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Manufacturing Production Planner, where median compensation is $49K annually. Typical career progression for an Inventory Control Clerk involves becoming an Inventory Control Supervisor or an Inventory Control Manager, roles that pay $10K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Survey results show that Inventory Control Clerks use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Cycle Count, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $28K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Inventory Control Clerks bring in $33K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Inventory Control Clerks in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+20 percent) and Seattle (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 5 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (3 percent less) and Houston (1 percent less).

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Experience Affects Inventory Control Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Clerk Salaries


Cycle Count
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Microsoft Excel
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Inventory Control
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 23%
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