Inventory Control Manager Salary

Median pay for Inventory Control Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K annually. Total incomes of Inventory Control Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $78K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of Inventory Control Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,341 - $77,850
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,290
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$11.55 - $20.31
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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
$36,341 - $77,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,794  
Profit Sharing
$200.44 - $12,255  
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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$30,492 - $77,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 737
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $20.31  
   
Overtime
$13.24 - $30.34  
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 - $9,794  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.44 - $12,255  
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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$30,492 - $77,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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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.

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While Inventory Control Managers do not often become Supply Chain Managers, the job pays $83K per year on average. Inventory Control Managers most often move into Warehouse Manager or Purchasing Manager roles. However, the former pays $7K less on average, and the latter pays $1K less.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Manager


Survey takers who work as Inventory Control Managers usually report a few specific 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.


For many Inventory Control Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. Inventory Control Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, 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 Managers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 45 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cincinnati (+41 percent), Los Angeles (+38 percent), Charlotte (+35 percent), and New York (+26 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Dallas (11 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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
$50,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Manager Salaries

Inventory Management
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$50,000

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
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%
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