Inventory Control Manager Salary

Inventory Control Managers in the United States pull down an average of $54K per year. Total incomes of Inventory Control Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $31K and $79K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Inventory Control Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Inventory Control Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 64 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,208 - $79,671
(Median)
$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.

Common Career Paths for Inventory Control Manager


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Though not the most common occurrence, Inventory Control Managers sometimes become Supply Chain Managers, where the average income is $83K per year. Inventory Control Managers most frequently advance into Warehouse Manager and Purchasing Manager roles 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 command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Most people familiar with 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Inventory Control Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,646

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

For those looking to make money, Inventory Control Managers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+41 percent), Charlotte (+39 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), and New York (+30 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Houston and 12 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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