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Inventory Control Specialist Salary

An average Inventory Control Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.56 per hour. Total cash compensation to Inventory Control Specialists varies from $22K to $52K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K each. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Most Inventory Control Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,001 - $59,704
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$29K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,071
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$9.86 - $20.04
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,001 - $59,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,407  
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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$21,907 - $52,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $20.04  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $30.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,407  
   
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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$21,907 - $52,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 910

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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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Inventory Control Specialists may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. An Inventory Control Manager role is the most common promotion for Inventory Control Specialists moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $45K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Inventory Control Specialists is an Inventory Specialist position, where earnings are usually $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Inventory Control Specialist


The biggest paychecks can be found at Apple Computer, Inc — the median salary there is $34K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $23K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $45K.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $20K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $27K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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. It is often found that people who know Cycle Count are also skilled 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $32K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $35K. On average, Inventory Control Specialists make $37K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Inventory Control Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


Inventory Control Specialists will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Inventory Control Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Nashville is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Atlanta and 5 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

Inventory Management
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$34,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%