Average Inventory Associate Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Inventory Associate is $11.69.
MEDIAN $11.69
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
$11 - $5,106
Profit Sharing
$0 - $900
Total Pay
$19,322 - $37,949

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Popular Employer Salaries for Inventory Associate

The top respondents for the job title Inventory Associate are from the companies WIS International, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Staples, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Staples, Inc. where the average pay is $12.56. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Best Buy, earning around $11.68. WIS International pays the lowest at around $10.30. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.31.

Career Paths

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Inventory Associate
Inventory Supervisor
Inventory Specialist
Inventory Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Inventory Associate

Skills in Cycle Count, Inventory Control, Picking, Shipping and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Associate

An entry-level Inventory Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.65 based on 45 salaries. An early career Inventory Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.36 based on 153 salaries. A mid-career Inventory Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.89 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Inventory Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.33 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Inventory Associate in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 15.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (12.1% more) and Sacramento, California (11.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 276 survey responses.
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