Inventory Control Clerk Salary

An average Inventory Control Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.24 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Inventory Control Clerks (56 percent) who responded to the survey. For the most part, Inventory Control Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,704 - $43,887
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MEDIAN: $35,229
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$10.96 - $18.58
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$0$43K
Salary $24,704 - $43,887
Bonus $48.48 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $1,770
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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$23,260 - $42,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.96 - $18.58
Hourly Tips $0.80
Overtime $15.37 - $27.02
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $48.48 - $3,091
Profit Sharing $1,770
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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$23,260 - $42,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 546

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Job Description for Inventory Control Clerk

Inventory control clerks manage and coordinate inventory control operations within a business. Their primary responsibility is to ensure that the company’s inventory is both accurate and up to date. They coordinate among various groups to gather inventory information; for example, they work with vendors to get current shipping records, details on expected incoming inventory, and verification of prior shipments. Inventory control clerks also work with customer service professionals and other inventory personnel to give and receive updates on inventory-related issues. Inventory control clerks serve as the primary hub for inventory information and are expected to efficiently gather and distribute information in line with their company’s specific inventory management system or policies. Once accurate inventory has been taken, inventory control clerks address any overages or shortages by recommending modifications to future orders. They also communicate with warehouse personnel to prepare items for display in the store or designate locations for warehouse storage.

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Inventory Control Clerk Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Inventory Control Clerk


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At the upper end, Inventory Control Clerks who move into a Manufacturing Production Planner role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Manufacturing Production Planners is a much higher $50K per year. The most common next step for an Inventory Control Clerk is to become an Inventory Control Supervisor or an Inventory Control Manager. The former position pays an additional $10K per year on average, and the latter position pays $14K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Inventory Control Clerk


Survey results suggest that Inventory Control Clerks put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Inventory Management, Microsoft Office, and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Cycle Count are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Control Clerk

Pay by Experience for an Inventory Control Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Inventory Control Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 362 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Inventory Control Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Inventory Control Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 128 salaries. An Inventory Control Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,247

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Inventory Control Clerks, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Inventory Control Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+18 percent), Las Vegas (+16 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and Ontario (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Memphis. Employers also pay below the national average in Fort Worth (17 percent lower) and Dallas (8 percent lower).

Inventory Control Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Inventory Control Clerk?

Inventory Control Clerk in Hopkinsville:
"Stressful."
Pros: My hours, and what I do for work.
Cons: Having to work 40 hrs a week, when I am suppose to be part time. My employer takes me for granted.

Inventory Control Clerk in Frederick:
"Inventory control clerk."
Pros: Dont work on weekends or holidays. Morning shift hours allow me to have more time with my children.
Cons: Dealing with co workers who don't understand ordering process. Little to no communication with management. No perks or incentives. Alot of work not enough compensation!

Inventory Control Clerk in Chico:
"Klean is klean."
Pros: I enjoy doing the outlined job duties and optimizing what can be done in order to make day to day operations less tedious.
Cons: The amount of work I do outside of my job job description and the lack of financial reward.

Inventory Control Clerk in Columbus:
"Attention to detail."
Pros: Steady hours.
Cons: Warehouse conditions.

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Key Stats for Inventory Control Clerk

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Inventory Control Clerk Salaries

▲18%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Inventory Control Clerk Salaries




National Average
$31,000


▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%
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