Inventory Control Manager Salary

The average Inventory Control Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $53K annually. Total cash compensation for Inventory Control Managers runs from $30K to $77K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. Most Inventory Control Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Inventory Control Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,332 - $77,538
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$36K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,855
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$11.36 - $20.25
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,332 - $77,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,440  
Profit Sharing
$200.89 - $12,080  
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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$30,493 - $77,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 719
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $20.25  
   
Overtime
$13.03 - $30.27  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,440  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.89 - $12,080  
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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$30,493 - $77,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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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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While not commonly seen, Inventory Control Managers who transition into a Supply Chain Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Supply Chain Managers is $83K per year. Inventory Control Managers most often move into positions as Warehouse Managers or Purchasing Managers. Warehouse Managers actually earn $7K less on average, however, and Purchasing Managers earn $1K less per year than Inventory Control Managers do.

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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. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Purchasing are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know 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.


Inventory Control Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. Inventory Control Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $57K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Jacksonville offers some of the highest pay in the country for Inventory Control Managers, 46 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+45 percent), Cincinnati (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+41 percent), and Charlotte (+35 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are St. Louis (12 percent less) and Houston (10 percent less).

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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National Average
$49,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 19%