Inventory Controller Salary

Inventory Controllers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.64 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. More than half of Inventory Controllers (60 percent) survey respondents are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$27,432 - $69,065
(Median)
$27K
$41K
$69K
MEDIAN: $41,369
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$10.03 - $19.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,432 - $69,065  
   
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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$22,529 - $54,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $19.81  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $30.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$22,529 - $54,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299
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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 generally report applying a varied skill set 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry, Customer Service, and Inventory Control. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Inventory Controllers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $32K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $37K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Inventory Controllers make a median salary of $37K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Inventory Controller with more than 20 years of experience can earn $44K on average.

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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: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%
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