Inventory Control Manager Salary

The average Inventory Control Manager in the United States earns approximately $53K per year. In the world of Inventory Control Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $31K and $78K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $12K, respectively. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Inventory Control Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 65 percent. For the most part, Inventory Control Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,487 - $77,965

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$11.60 - $20.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,487 - $77,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,816  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $12,164  
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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$30,603 - $77,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 738
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $20.25  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $30.41  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,816  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $12,164  
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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$30,603 - $77,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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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Inventory Control Managers who advance into the role of a Supply Chain Manager are fairly uncommon. Supply Chain Managers on average earn $83K per year. Many Inventory Control Managers advance into roles as Warehouse Managers or Purchasing Managers, but the median salaries are $7K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Manager


Inventory Control Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Microsoft Excel, Purchasing, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Inventory Control indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Control Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Inventory Control Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $50K. Inventory Control Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. 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 $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Inventory Control Managers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+38 percent), Charlotte (+35 percent), and New York (+25 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, St. Louis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (11 percent lower) and Dallas (5 percent lower).

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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
$49,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Manager Salaries

Inventory Management
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$49,000

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 177 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

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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