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Inventory Controller Salary

Inventory Controllers in the United States pull down an average of $14.82 per hour. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Inventory Controllers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,883 - $67,006
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MEDIAN: $41,973
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,883 - $67,006  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,086  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $4,500  
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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$22,346 - $55,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $19.63  
   
Overtime
$14.91 - $31.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,086  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $4,500  
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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$22,346 - $55,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, Microsoft Excel, Purchasing, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Inventory Control also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Purchasing.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Controller

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Inventory Controllers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $32K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $37K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Inventory Controllers make a median salary of $38K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Inventory Controllers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $44K.

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Experience Affects Inventory Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%



National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Controller Salaries


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Purchasing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Data Entry
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%