Inventory Controller Salary

Average Inventory Controllers in the United States make around $14.77 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Inventory Controllers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Inventory Controllers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 60 percent of professionals. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,638 - $63,773
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$28K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,587
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,638 - $63,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,466  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,953 - $53,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $19.55  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $29.82  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,466  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $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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$22,953 - $53,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 281

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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

  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Controller


Inventory Controllers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, Purchasing, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Customer Service, and Inventory Control. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Controller

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


Inventory Controllers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $37K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. 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 $45K.

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Experience Affects Inventory Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%



National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Controller Salaries



Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

National Average
$35,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 5%

Data Entry
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%