Average Inventory Specialist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Inventory Specialist is $14.20.
MEDIAN $14.20
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
$201 - $5,980
Profit Sharing
$50 - $6,544
$500 - $7,500
Total Pay
$21,388 - $49,710

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Job Description for Inventory Specialist

Inventory Specialist Tasks
  • Assess and monitor warehouse transactions.
  • Track inventory maintenance and control equipment flow.
  • Submit annual budget reports, ensure financial standards, and resolve issues.
  • Act as liaison between the warehouse and customer service.
The top respondents for the job title Inventory Specialist are from the companies Best Buy, CVS / Pharmacy and Staples, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $20.36. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CVS / Pharmacy and Rgis, Llc., earning around $12.39 and $11.71, respectively. Rgis Inventory pays the lowest at around $9.75. Staples, Inc. and Best Buy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.14 and $11.36, respectively.

Career Paths

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Inventory Specialist
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Inventory Manager
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Popular Skills for Inventory Specialist

Skills in Inventory Control, Inventory Management, Cycle Count and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Inventory Specialist

An entry-level Inventory Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.95 based on 103 salaries. An early career Inventory Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.49 based on 960 salaries. A mid-career Inventory Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.64 based on 331 salaries. An experienced Inventory Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.36 based on 311 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Inventory Specialist in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 39.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (30.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (20.6% more).

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