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Inventory Control Manager Salary (United States)

Inventory Control Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. Total cash compensation to Inventory Control Managers approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $77K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Inventory Control Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 65 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Inventory Control Managers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Inventory Control Manager Salary (?
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$35,780 - $76,787
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MEDIAN: $51,794
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Inventory Control Manager Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,780 - $76,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,066  
Profit Sharing
$201.80 - $11,745  
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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$30,341 - $76,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $20.35  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $31.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,066  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.80 - $11,745  
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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$30,341 - $76,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Inventory Control Managers move into roles as Supply Chain Managers, where pay is an average $83K per year. It is more probable, however, that Inventory Control Managers become Warehouse Managers or Purchasing Managers.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Manager

Inventory Control Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Microsoft Excel, Inventory Control, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Inventory Control tend to be well versed 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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $58K.

Pay Difference By Location

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$49,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Inventory Control Managers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 43 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+42 percent), Charlotte (+42 percent), Kansas City (+35 percent), and Seattle (+32 percent). Little Rock is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (11 percent lower) and Dallas (7 percent lower).

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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$49,000
Microsoft Office
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Purchasing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%