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Inventory Control Clerk Salary

The average Inventory Control Clerk in the United States earns approximately $13.57 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.76 per hour and $17.69. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Inventory Control Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Some workers in this field — just under a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. For the most part, Inventory Control Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,160 - $46,676
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,411
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$9.76 - $17.69
(Median)
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
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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.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,160 - $46,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,144  
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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$20,776 - $40,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $17.69  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $26.83  
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 - $1,144  
   
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).
)
$20,776 - $40,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 659

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Manufacturing Production Planner. The latter position pays an average of $49K annually. Inventory Control Supervisors or Inventory Control Managers are common next-step roles for Inventory Control Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Inventory Control Supervisors is $10K higher on average, and it's $14K higher for Inventory Control Managers.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Job skills reported by Inventory Control Clerks are limited. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Cycle Count, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Cycle Count are, more often than not, also skilled 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $32K. Inventory Control Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Inventory Control Clerks, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+20 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Dallas (+5 percent), and Houston (+1 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

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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 170 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
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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