Inventory Control Clerk Salary

The average Inventory Control Clerk in the United States earns approximately $13.51 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.73 per hour, and the top verges on $17.73. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Inventory Control Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Inventory Control Clerks making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,253 - $46,324
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,367
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$9.73 - $17.73
(Median)
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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
$24,253 - $46,324  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
Profit Sharing
$391.96 - $2,980  
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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$20,710 - $40,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $17.73  
   
Overtime
$14.35 - $26.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.96 - $2,980  
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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$20,710 - $40,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 651
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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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For Inventory Control Clerks, progressing to a Manufacturing Production Planner role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Manufacturing Production Planner can earn $49K annually. Typical career progression for an Inventory Control Clerk involves becoming an Inventory Control Supervisor or an Inventory Control Manager, roles that pay $10K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Survey takers who work as Inventory Control Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Cycle Count, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Cycle Count are 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.


Inventory Control Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $32K. On average, Inventory Control Clerks make $33K following one to two decades on the job. 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


San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Inventory Control Clerks, 28 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+20 percent) and Seattle (+12 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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 166 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: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 23%
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