Inventory Control Clerk Salary (United States)

Inventory Control Clerks in the United States typically take home $13.32 per hour. Compensation starts at $9.62 per hour and can reach $17.69. Total cash compensation runs from $25,205 to $46,156, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $1,180 and profit sharing that reaches $3,425. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. 22 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Inventory Control Clerks making up 53 percent of workers. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Inventory Control Clerks. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,205 - $46,156
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,205 - $46,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,180  
Profit Sharing
$394.78 - $3,425  
Total Pay (?
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$20,640 - $40,893  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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$0$9$18$27
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$9.62 - $17.69  
   
Overtime
$14.08 - $26.36  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,180  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.78 - $3,425  
Total Pay (?
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$20,640 - $40,893  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 719
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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 big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like Manufacturing Production Planner may bring in a lot more money — an additional $19,289 annually. Inventory Control Clerks can earn $10,093 or $14,707 more per year when they move into roles as Inventory Control Supervisors or Inventory Control Managers, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk

Inventory Control Clerks who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Inventory Management and Cycle Count are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 6 percent respectively. The majority of those who know Cycle Count also know Microsoft Excel and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Control Clerk

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Inventory Control Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $28K, increasing to $31K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $33K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Inventory Control Clerks tend to earn $34K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Las Vegas is home to an above-average pay rate for Inventory Control Clerks, 8 percent higher than the national average. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+3 percent).

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Experience Affects Inventory Control Clerk Salaries

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$30,000

Skills That Affect Inventory Control Clerk Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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