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Inventory Control Specialist Salary

Inventory Control Specialists in the United States take home approximately $14.48 per hour on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $3K, total cash payment to Inventory Control Specialists can bottom out at $22K or peak near $52K. While career duration and geography impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Inventory Control Specialists. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$28,716 - $59,644
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$9.70 - $19.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,716 - $59,644  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,414  
Profit Sharing
$128.80 - $3,548  
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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$21,571 - $51,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 329
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $19.97  
   
Overtime
$14.44 - $30.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,414  
   
Profit Sharing
$128.80 - $3,548  
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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$21,571 - $51,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 864
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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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As Inventory Control Specialists transition into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Operations Managers on average earn $58K per year. The most common career progression for Inventory Control Specialists leads to becoming an Inventory Control Manager, where average pay is $45K annually. However, many Inventory Control Specialists also opt to become Inventory Specialists. Typically, an Inventory Specialist brings home $32K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Inventory Control Specialist


Although Apple Computer, Inc heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $34K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $23K to $45K.

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc take home the smallest paychecks, and $20K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $17K and quickly nearing the top at only $26K.

Popular Skills for Inventory Control Specialist


Job skills reported by Inventory Control Specialists are limited. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Microsoft Excel, Cycle Count, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Inventory Control Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Inventory Control Specialists, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+16 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent).

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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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Microsoft Excel
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Cycle Count
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Inventory Control
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%