Inventory Controller Salary

Earnings for Inventory Controllers in the United States come in at around $14.16 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just under one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more male Inventory Controllers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 61 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,769 - $86,812
$31K
$47K
$87K
MEDIAN: $47,405
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$10.70 - $21.59
$11
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$22
MEDIAN: $14.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,769 - $86,812  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $10,926  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$23,302 - $58,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $21.59  
   
Overtime
$16.05 - $32.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$295.90 - $10,926  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$23,302 - $58,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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Job Description for Inventory Controller

An inventory controller handles inventory-related tasks in a warehouse setting for their organization. Their primary duties include maintaining levels of inventory, reporting monthly inventory levels, labeling and recording inventory for future use, and maintaining accurate records. The inventory controller is in constant communication with departmental managers to ensure inventory is replenished and proper levels are maintained. Other responsibilities include assisting in the shipping and receiving of new shipments, logging all inventory purchases, conducting physical counts to make sure no theft is occurring, and assisting with loss prevention. Inventory controllers typically work in a warehouse setting, and there may be wide variations in temperature and the presence of chemicals depending on the environment. Some physical tasks such as lifting and moving materials may be occasionally needed as well.

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Inventory Controller Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Inventory Controller


Survey results suggest that Inventory Controllers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, Purchasing, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 15 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Controller

Pay by Experience for an Inventory Controller has a positive trend. An entry-level Inventory Controller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 139 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Inventory Controller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Inventory Controller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 51 salaries. An Inventory Controller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Inventory Controller

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Inventory Controller Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

▲22%

▲19%

National Average
$34,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Inventory Controller Salaries


▲15%



National Average
$34,000

▼2%

Inventory Management
▼2%

Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 23%