Inventory Controllers in the United States take home approximately $14.30 per hour on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — slightly more than a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Inventory Controllers. Men make up a slight majority of Inventory Controllers (59 percent) who responded to the survey. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,620 - $83,838
$31K
$46K
$84K
MEDIAN: $46,483
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$10.80 - $21.51
$11
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,620 - $83,838  
   
Bonus
$395.94 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$23,519 - $57,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $21.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$16.25 - $31.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$395.94 - $5,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$23,519 - $57,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning and Purchasing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Data Entry. 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $32K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $39K. Inventory Controllers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $53K on average.

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Key Stats for Inventory Controller

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Inventory Controller Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Controller Salaries





National Average
$34,000

Inventory Management
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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