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Inventory Control Specialist Salary

Median pay for Inventory Control Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.56 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Inventory Control Specialists vary widely between $22K and $53K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $3K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Men account for the majority of Inventory Control Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Inventory Control Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,966 - $59,960
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$60K
MEDIAN: $41,395
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$9.89 - $20.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,966 - $59,960  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,457  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $3,531  
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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$21,990 - $52,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $20.05  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $30.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,457  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $3,531  
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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$21,990 - $52,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 941

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Job Description for Inventory Control Specialist

Inventory control specialists are in charge of managing product or company resources. They enter data on parts held by the company and those shipped to other organizations into relevant databases . They must also recognize and resolve quantity discrepancies, make quantity reports, create request tickets as needed, and prepare extensive quantitative statements that help with inventory control duties. They participate in company meetings and provide recommendations on how to make inventory control responsibilities more efficient. The inventory control specialists may help with training new staff members as well.

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Inventory Control Specialist Tasks

  • Submit annual budget reports, ensure financial standards, and resolve issues.
  • Act as liaison between the warehouse and customer service.
  • Assess and monitor warehouse transactions.
  • Track inventory maintenance and control equipment flow.

Common Career Paths for Inventory Control Specialist


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For Inventory Control Specialists, progressing to an Operations Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Operations Manager can earn $59K annually. Going from Inventory Control Specialist to Inventory Control Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $45K. Many others choose to work as Inventory Specialists, where pay is typically $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Inventory Control Specialist


Inventory Control Specialists flock to Apple Computer, Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $34K lead the pack in compensation; however, Apple Computer, Inc also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $23K at one end to $45K at the other end.

70 percent less than the top paying company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers a median salary of just $20K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Popular Skills for Inventory Control Specialist


Inventory Control Specialists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Microsoft Excel, Cycle Count, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Cycle Count tend to be well versed in Inventory Management and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Control Specialist

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


Inventory Control Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $31K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $35K. Inventory Control Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $42K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For Inventory Control Specialists, Minneapolis provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Inventory Control Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+23 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), Tulsa (+11 percent), and Cincinnati (+10 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Nashville and 4 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Inventory Control Specialist Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Control Specialist Salaries

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National Average
$34,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 286 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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