An average Inventory Control Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K annually. Total cash compensation to Inventory Control Managers approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $79K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $14K from bonuses and upwards of $13K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Male Inventory Control Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 64 percent of professionals. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Inventory Control Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,622 - $81,312
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$36K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,640
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$11.99 - $21.43
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,622 - $81,312  
   
Bonus
$996 - $13,619  
Profit Sharing
$30.91 - $12,605  
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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$30,152 - $79,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 544
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $21.43  
   
Overtime
$16.04 - $31.71  
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
$996 - $13,619  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$30.91 - $12,605  
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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$30,152 - $79,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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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 $82K per year. Many Inventory Control Managers advance into roles as Warehouse Managers or Inventory Managers, but the median salaries are $6K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, People Management, Purchasing, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Control. Those familiar with Inventory Control also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Control Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $53K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Inventory Control Managers make a median salary of $55K. Inventory Control Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,907

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

For Inventory Control Managers, Cincinnati provides a pay rate that is 43 percent greater than the national average. Inventory Control Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+42 percent), Memphis (+41 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), and Kansas City (+23 percent). In Houston, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in St. Louis and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 4 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
$49,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Manager Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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