Inventory Controller Salary

Earnings for Inventory Controllers in the United States come in at around $14.64 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Inventory Controllers are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,712 - $72,569
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$29K
$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $42,782
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,712 - $72,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,925  
Profit Sharing
$3,904  
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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$23,228 - $56,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $20.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$16.17 - $32.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,925  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,904  
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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$23,228 - $56,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled 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.


For Inventory Controllers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $38K. For Inventory Controllers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Inventory Controller generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $44K.

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Experience Affects Inventory Controller Salaries

Late-Career
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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 90 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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