Inventory Supervisor Salary

Inventory Supervisors in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $44K per year. Overall cash earnings for Inventory Supervisors stretch from $22K on the lower end to $55K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $4K from bonuses and $3K from profit sharing. The specific employer and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Inventory Supervisors survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most Inventory Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,814 - $59,357
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $44,031
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$9.81 - $20.70
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,814 - $59,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,185  
Profit Sharing
$48.48 - $2,576  
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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$22,288 - $55,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $20.70  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $32.70  
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 - $4,185  
   
Profit Sharing
$48.48 - $2,576  
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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$22,288 - $55,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Job Description for Inventory Supervisor

An inventory supervisor focuses mainly on inventory accuracy. This means when all is said and done, the inventory supervisor is the person to check with if there is some kind of inventory question or concern. Some of the main tasks that an inventory supervisor is in charge of are establishing check-in procedures, creating a stock-picking procedure, creating a shipping procedure, and maintaining minimum inventory. A check-in procedure for an inventory supervisor should include a system in which goods are received and accounted for in an efficient manner. A stock picking procedure should include a process of how employees should take stock from a warehouse or wherever stock is kept, how to report what is being taken, how much is being taken, and where it is going to.

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Inventory Supervisor Tasks

  • Lead and supervise inventory team, resolving problems, conducting training and setting schedules.
  • Track, audit, and ensure adequate supply of inventory throughout the organization.
  • Monitor completeness, accuracy, and compliance during inventory transactions.
  • Oversee purchase orders, data entry, and shipping and receiving.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Inventory Supervisor


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $22K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $20K to $32K.


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Inventory Supervisors who took the survey. Inventory Control and Inventory Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Inventory Control and Inventory Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. For Inventory Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $46K.

Inventory Supervisor Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Inventory Supervisor in Auburn Hills:
"Retail Supervisor."
Take everything with a grain of salt and don't bring the stress of retail leadership home with you.

What is it like working as an Inventory Supervisor?

Inventory Supervisor in Hudson:
"You Are Responsible For Everything."
Pros: When everything adds up, when things stay in proper locations from when last counted and can be retraced and accessible for shipping personnel. Communicating with different areas of operation (purchasing, scheduling, production entry,) to ensure we maintain a nice liquid flow throughout the process.
Cons: The pay, the creative restrictions placed on me. The culture of the job place. No fire to be the best.

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Experience Affects Inventory Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Inventory Supervisor Salaries


National Average
$39,000

Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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