Inventory Control Managers in the United States pull down an average of $54K annually. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Inventory Control Managers spread between $30K and $80K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Inventory Control Managers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Inventory Control Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,227 - $81,922
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MEDIAN: $54,480
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$12.17 - $21.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,227 - $81,922  
   
Bonus
$995 - $13,745  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $7,213  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$30,398 - $80,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 565
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $21.98  
   
Overtime
$16.41 - $32.34  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$995 - $13,745  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $7,213  
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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$30,398 - $80,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216

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Job Description for Inventory Control Manager

Inventory control managers oversee inventory levels to ensure that they are neither too high nor too low. They are also responsible for replenishing spent inventory, arranging for the return or disposal, and preventing shrinkage as necessary. Inventory control managers are often found in fields such as retail stores and distribution centers, food service, and manufacturing. Inventory control managers may also be employed by inventory management services, which are hired as contractors by businesses to conduct external audits on store or warehouse inventories; in this role, inventory control managers may coordinate inventory-taking teams.

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Inventory Control Manager Tasks

  • Implement and execute an inventory replenishment system ensuring proper levels of stock.
  • Act as a liaison between departments and buyers and determine obsolete stock while optimizing inventory turnover.
  • Maintain accurate inventory counts throughout.

Common Career Paths for Inventory Control Manager


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There are some Inventory Control Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Supply Chain Managers, where earnings are an average $82K annually. Many Inventory Control Managers go on to become Warehouse Managers or Inventory Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $7K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Purchasing, People Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Order Inventory and Cycle Count. Most people familiar with Inventory Control also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Control Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $54K. On average, Inventory Control Managers make $56K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,860

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

Inventory Control Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 40 percent. Inventory Control Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Memphis (+38 percent), Dallas (+36 percent), Minneapolis (+26 percent), and Kansas City (+20 percent). In Houston, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (15 percent less) and St. Louis (13 percent less).

Inventory Control Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Inventory Control Manager?

Inventory Control Manager in Douglas:
"Inventory Control Manager."
Pros: Meeting new people and getting to know people.
Cons: Not enough time to do all my job duties for all four jobs I do under 40 hours.

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Key Stats for Inventory Control Manager

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Inventory Control Manager Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Manager Salaries



People Management
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Operations Management
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National Average
$50,000



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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