Inventory Control Manager Salary

The average Inventory Control Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Cash earnings for Inventory Control Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $13K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $79K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Male Inventory Control Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,208 - $79,671
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$36K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,894
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$11.71 - $20.77
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,208 - $79,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,266  
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $12,754  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$30,986 - $79,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $20.77  
   
Overtime
$15.43 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,266  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $12,754  
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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$30,986 - $79,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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 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


Survey results show that Inventory Control Managers use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know Data Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Most people skilled in Inventory Control are similarly competent in 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. Inventory Control Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,646

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Inventory Control Managers that is 44 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Inventory Control Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cincinnati (+41 percent), Charlotte (+39 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), and New York (+30 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and St. Louis (15 percent lower and 12 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

Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Inventory Management
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Purchasing
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National Average
$50,000

Inventory Control
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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