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Inventory Control Clerk Salary

Median pay for Inventory Control Clerks in the United States is around $13.48 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.73 per hour and $17.64. Geographic location and career duration 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. While some workers in this profession — slightly more than a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Inventory Control Clerks. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,283 - $46,582
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,411
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$9.73 - $17.64
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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
$24,283 - $46,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,133  
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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$20,673 - $41,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $17.64  
   
Overtime
$14.49 - $26.78  
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 - $1,133  
   
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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$20,673 - $41,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 660

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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 progress into high-paying roles like Manufacturing Production Planner, where median compensation is $49K annually. Career advancement for the typical Inventory Control Clerk often leads to becoming an Inventory Control Supervisor or an Inventory Control Manager; median salaries in these positions are $10K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Typical 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.


For Inventory Control Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $28K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Inventory Control Clerks make a median salary of $33K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $35K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For Inventory Control Clerks, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+20 percent) and Seattle (+15 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



Microsoft Excel
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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 171 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%