Average Inventory Clerk Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Inventory Clerk is $14.03.
MEDIAN $14.03
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $18
$247 - $3,523
Profit Sharing
$101 - $17,261
Total Pay
$22,847 - $41,947

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Job Description for Inventory Clerk

Inventory Clerk Tasks
  • Coordinate with shipping to ensure all receiving shipments are moving in and out of warehouse as scheduled.
  • Load and unload trucks.
  • Generate reports on inventory balance and shortages.
  • Count merchandise in stock and post totals to inventory records.

Career Paths

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Inventory Clerk
Inventory Manager
Inventory Specialist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Inventory Clerk

Skills in Data Entry, Inventory Management and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Clerk

An entry-level Inventory Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.37 based on 191 salaries. An early career Inventory Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.52 based on 472 salaries. A mid-career Inventory Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.69 based on 205 salaries. An experienced Inventory Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.20 based on 149 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Inventory Clerk in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (14.0% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (12.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Memphis, Tennessee (10.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (5.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (3.6% less).

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