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Inventory Control Clerk Salary

The average Inventory Control Clerk in the United States earns approximately $13.39 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.72 per hour and $17.66. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up a slight majority of Inventory Control Clerks (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,976 - $46,000
(Median)
$25K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,437
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$9.72 - $17.66
(Median)
$9
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$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,976 - $46,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,085  
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).
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$20,737 - $40,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $17.66  
   
Overtime
$14.53 - $26.56  
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,085  
   
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).
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$20,737 - $40,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 686
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Inventory Control Clerks who advance to upper-end positions like Manufacturing Production Planner. Median pay 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.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Survey results suggest that Inventory Control Clerks use a fairly large toolkit 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 beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. On average, Inventory Control Clerks make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $34K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Inventory Control Clerks in Las Vegas receive some of the highest pay in the country.

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Experience Affects Inventory Control Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Clerk Salaries



Microsoft Excel
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$30,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%