Inventory Control Clerk Salary

The average Inventory Control Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.53 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.81 per hour on the low end to $17.88 on the high end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men make up a slight majority of Inventory Control Clerks (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,342 - $46,578
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$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 (?
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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 who go on to become Manufacturing Production Planners may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Manufacturing Production Planners is $49K annually. It is quite typical for Inventory Control Clerks to transition into roles as Inventory Control Supervisors or Inventory Control Managers, where reported median earnings are $10K and $15K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Inventory Control Clerks report using a wide range of professional 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. 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 $32K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Inventory Control Clerk with more than 20 years of experience can earn $34K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,294

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

For Inventory Control Clerks, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+20 percent) and Seattle (+13 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Austin and 2 percent less in Los Angeles, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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