Inventory Control Manager Salary (United States)

Inventory Control Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48,529 annually. Compensation generally starts at $30,195 and does not exceed $75,990 per year. Overall cash earnings stretch from $35,834 to $75,317; the final number can encompass upwards of $9,869 each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Inventory Control Manager Salary (?
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Inventory Control Manager Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,834 - $75,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
Profit Sharing
$203.22 - $6,128  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,104  
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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$30,195 - $75,990  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 741
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $20.25  
   
Overtime
$13.96 - $30.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$203.22 - $6,128  
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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$30,195 - $75,990  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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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
  • Maintain accurate inventory counts throughout.
  • Act as a liaison between departments and buyers and determine obsolete stock while optimizing inventory turnover.
  • Implement and execute an inventory replenishment system ensuring proper levels of stock.

Common Career Paths for Inventory Control Manager

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Inventory Control Managers who assume a position such as a Supply Chain Manager—while uncommon—may get paid an extra $34K per year. However, it's more common for Inventory Control Managers to move into roles as Warehouse Managers or Inventory / Purchasing Managers.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Manager

Survey takers who work as Inventory Control Managers typically report just a few professional skills. It is often found that people who know Inventory Control are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Control Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Inventory Control Managers, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. At career start, salaries are typically $41K, which grows to $48K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $53K after 10 to 20 years. After a couple decades on the job, Inventory Control Managers see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $59K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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$49,000
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Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Inventory Control Managers, 44 percent higher than the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Cincinnati, Kansas City, Miami, and Seattle, where Inventory Control Managers annually earn 40 percent, 36 percent, 23 percent, and 20 percent more than the national average. St. Louis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (-6 percent) and Houston (-3 percent).

Inventory Control Manager Reviews

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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Experience Affects Inventory Control Manager Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Inventory Control Manager Salaries

Inventory Management
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$49,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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