Inventory Controller Salary

Pay for Inventory Controllers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.62 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Inventory Controllers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. The majority of Inventory Controllers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,638 - $68,292
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$28K
$41K
$68K
MEDIAN: $41,435
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,638 - $68,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,448  
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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$22,441 - $54,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $19.82  
   
Overtime
$14.96 - $30.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,448  
   
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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$22,441 - $54,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry, Customer Service, and Inventory Control. Most people experienced in 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.


For Inventory Controllers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. Inventory Controllers bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $44K.

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Experience Affects Inventory Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%



National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Inventory Controller Salaries



Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$35,000

Inventory Control
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%
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