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Inventory Controller Salary

Earnings for Inventory Controllers in the United States come in at around $14.65 per hour on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The majority of Inventory Controllers claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Inventory Controllers (61 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,777 - $67,605
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$42K
$68K
MEDIAN: $41,587
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$9.98 - $19.66
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,777 - $67,605  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,496  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $6,878  
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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$22,445 - $54,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $19.66  
   
Overtime
$14.86 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,496  
   
Profit Sharing
$814 - $6,878  
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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$22,445 - $54,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292

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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


Survey results imply that Inventory Controllers put a diverse skill set to use. 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 3 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Customer Service, and Inventory Control. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know 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. The average inexperienced worker earns $32K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $37K. Inventory Controllers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. Inventory Controllers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $46K.

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Experience Affects Inventory Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%



National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Controller Salaries



Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Inventory Control
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 19%
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