Inventory Control Specialist Salary (United States)

A typical Inventory Control Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.33 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.60 per hour to $19.87. While years of experience and location impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around two-thirds collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Inventory Control Specialists. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Inventory Control Specialist Salary (?
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$28,782 - $59,535
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Inventory Control Specialist Salary (?
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,782 - $59,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,081  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $3,540  
Total Pay (?
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$21,324 - $51,414  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $19.87  
   
Overtime
$14.46 - $30.25  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $3,540  
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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$21,324 - $51,414  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 841
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Inventory Control Specialists who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Operations Manager may make an additional $25K per year than lower-end positions. The most common promotion for Inventory Control Specialists, an Inventory Control Manager position brings in an extra $10,792 annually. Another standard transition for Inventory Control Specialists seeking advancement is to assume an Inventory Specialist role, where pay often drops by $1,634.

Inventory Control Specialist Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Inventory Control Specialist

For Inventory Control Specialists, comfortable salaries can be found at Apple Computer, Inc; in fact, typical earnings are around $34,298, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($23K versus $45K) is great.
The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, with a median salary of $20,115, 71 percent lower than the top payer. Employees at Best Buy and Apple Computer, Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $22,360 and $34,298.

Popular Skills for Inventory Control Specialist

Inventory Control Specialists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Those who have experience with Inventory Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 3 percent more than the national average, respectively. Most people familiar with Cycle Count also know 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Though starting salaries approximate $31K, they climb to $35K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $37K. Inventory Control Specialists experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$34,000
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Inventory Control Specialists will find that Minneapolis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 17 percent. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, and St. Louis, where Inventory Control Specialists typically earn around 15 percent, 15 percent, 14 percent, and 14 percent more than usual.

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Experience Affects Inventory Control Specialist Salaries

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$34,000

Skills That Affect Inventory Control Specialist Salaries

Inventory Management
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Microsoft Excel
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$34,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 277 votes.

Gender

Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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