The average Inventory Control Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.12 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Inventory Control Clerks. Men make up a slight majority of Inventory Control Clerks (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Just under a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,648 - $42,662
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MEDIAN: $34,843
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$10.63 - $18.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,648 - $42,662  
   
Bonus
$0.94 - $4,385  
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$22,874 - $41,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $18.41  
   
Overtime
$14.57 - $26.49  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.94 - $4,385  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,874 - $41,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 535

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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

  • Coordinate with shipping to ensure all receiving shipments are moving in and out of warehouse as scheduled.
  • Load and unload trucks.
  • Generate reports on inventory balance and shortages.
  • Count merchandise in stock and post totals to inventory records.

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 $50K annually. Inventory Control Clerks most often move into positions as Inventory Control Supervisors or Inventory Control Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $10K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Survey results suggest that Inventory Control Clerks put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Cycle Count tend to be well versed in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Inventory Control Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $32K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Inventory Control Clerks make a median salary of $33K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Inventory Control Clerks with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $38K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,210

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Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Inventory Control Clerks in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+18 percent), Ontario (+15 percent), Las Vegas (+14 percent), and Miami (+10 percent). Fort Worth ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Memphis (14 percent less) and Dallas (7 percent less).

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Key Stats for Inventory Control Clerk

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Inventory Control Clerk Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Clerk Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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