Inventory Control Clerk Salary

Inventory Control Clerks in the United States take home approximately $13.53 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.81 per hour to $17.88. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just over a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Inventory Control Clerks is high. 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. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,342 - $46,578
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,709
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$9.81 - $17.88
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,342 - $46,578  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
Profit Sharing
$504  
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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$20,901 - $40,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $17.88  
   
Overtime
$14.07 - $26.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$504  
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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$20,901 - $40,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 677
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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 $15K higher for Inventory Control Managers.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Inventory Control Clerks who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Cycle Count, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know 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.


Inventory Control Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 $32K. For Inventory Control Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $34K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,294

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Inventory Control Clerks in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+20 percent) and Seattle (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Austin and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Inventory Control Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Clerk Salaries

Inventory Management
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Cycle Count
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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 162 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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