Inventory Control Manager Salary (United States)

Inventory Control Managers in the United States usually make around $48,529 per year. Compensation starts at $30,195 and can reach $75,990 per year. Incomes of Inventory Control Managers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $9,869 cause pay checks to spread between $30,195 on the low end and $75,990 on the high end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Inventory Control Manager Salary (?
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$35,834 - $75,317
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$11.47 - $20.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,834 - $75,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
Profit Sharing
$203.22 - $6,128  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,104  
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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$30,195 - $75,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 741
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $20.25  
   
Overtime
$13.96 - $30.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$203.22 - $6,128  
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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$30,195 - $75,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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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, bringing in an extra $34K per year. However, becoming a Warehouse Manager or Inventory / Purchasing Manager is a more frequent transition for Inventory Control Managers.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Manager

Inventory Control Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 Inventory Control Managers, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Salaries start at $41K, which grows to $48K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $53K. Though minimal, Inventory Control Managers continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $59K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$49,000
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For Inventory Control Managers, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Cincinnati, Kansas City, Miami, and Seattle, top-paying markets where Inventory Control Managers rake in more than the national norm (+40 percent, +36 percent, +23 percent, and +20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 10 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Houston (-6 percent and -3 percent, 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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National Average
$49,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 211 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
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%