Inventory Controller Salary

Earnings for Inventory Controllers in the United States come in at around $14.62 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. More than half of Inventory Controllers (60 percent) survey respondents are men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Inventory Controllers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,517 - $70,312

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$9.99 - $19.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,517 - $70,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,466  
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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$22,381 - $54,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $19.83  
   
Overtime
$15.16 - $31.05  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,466  
   
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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$22,381 - $54,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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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 suggest that Inventory Controllers put a wide range of professional skills 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Customer Service, and Inventory Control. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $32K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $37K on average. Inventory Controllers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $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 88 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%
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