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Inventory Control Manager Salary

Inventory Control Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $53K annually. In the world of Inventory Control Managers, overall income ranges from $31K near the bottom to $78K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Male Inventory Control Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) are men. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. 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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$36,587 - $77,841
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,224
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$11.41 - $20.23
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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
$36,587 - $77,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,706  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $12,164  
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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$30,529 - $77,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 716
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.41 - $20.23  
   
Overtime
$13.08 - $30.02  
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 - $9,706  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $12,164  
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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$30,529 - $77,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250

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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 sometimes assume positions such as Supply Chain Managers. That role pays $83K per year on average. Inventory Control Managers most often advance into Warehouse Manager and Purchasing Manager positions even though the median salaries are $7K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Manager


Inventory Control Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Purchasing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Inventory Control also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Control Manager

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


For Inventory Control Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Inventory Control Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $57K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Inventory Control Managers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Jacksonville (+44 percent), Cincinnati (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+41 percent), and Charlotte (+35 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks. St. Louis and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

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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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$49,000

Inventory Control
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Purchasing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 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
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 19%
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