Inventory Control Clerk Salary

Pay for Inventory Control Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.50 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.74 per hour to $17.69. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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. Slightly less than a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,868 - $46,427

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$9.74 - $17.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,868 - $46,427  
   
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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$20,696 - $40,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $17.69  
   
Overtime
$14.32 - $26.35  
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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$20,696 - $40,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 653
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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 transition into a Manufacturing Production Planner role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $49K per year. Inventory Control Clerks most often move into positions as Inventory Control Supervisors or Inventory Control Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $10K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Inventory Control Clerks report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Cycle Count, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Cycle Count are, more often than not, 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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. Inventory Control Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $35K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Inventory Control Clerks, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+20 percent) and Seattle (+12 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

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Experience Affects Inventory Control Clerk Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Clerk Salaries


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Inventory Control
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Microsoft Excel
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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 165 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
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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