FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Become An Inventory Clerk

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As An Inventory Clerk

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $57,570

    Average Salary

What Does An Inventory Clerk Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become An Inventory Clerk

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as an Inventory Clerk?

Send To A Friend

Inventory Clerk Videos

Inventory Clerk Business

Become a Property Inventory Clerk - Video Sample Part 1

Inventory Clerk Training

Inventory Clerk Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Inventory Clerk Career Paths

Inventory Clerk
Office Manager Operations Manager General Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Purchasing Agent Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Specialist Operation Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Security Officer Account Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Stock Clerk Material Handler Inventory Control Specialist
Inventory Control Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Shipping Clerk Warehouse Supervisor Inventory Control Supervisor
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Warehouse Lead Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Specialist Operation Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Inventory Specialist Supply Technician Equipment Specialist
Property Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Account Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Account Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Clerk Office Manager Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Purchasing Agent Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Operator Operation Supervisor
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Clerk Correction Officer Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Do you work as an Inventory Clerk?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Distribution Clerk 3.6 years
Storeroom Clerk 3.0 years
Materials Clerk 2.9 years
Inventory Lead 2.8 years
Receiving Clerk 2.7 years
Stockroom Clerk 2.7 years
Return Clerk 2.7 years
Warehouse Clerk 2.5 years
Inventory Clerk 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Inventory Clerk
Cashier 14.2%
Teller 4.7%
Clerk 3.3%
Secretary 2.8%
Supervisor 2.8%
Top Careers After Inventory Clerk
Cashier 10.3%
Teller 4.2%
Driver 3.3%
Manager 3.1%
Clerk 3.0%

Do you work as an Inventory Clerk?

Inventory Clerk Demographics

Gender

Female

50.3%

Male

47.8%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

58.2%

Hispanic or Latino

19.7%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.4%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.9%

French

6.9%

Chinese

3.8%

German

3.5%

Mandarin

2.5%

Japanese

2.2%

Arabic

2.2%

Italian

1.6%

Carrier

1.3%

Hindi

0.9%

Portuguese

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Dutch

0.6%

Hmong

0.6%

Korean

0.6%

Russian

0.6%

Thai

0.6%

Cantonese

0.6%

Urdu

0.6%

Swedish

0.3%
Show More

Inventory Clerk Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.0%

Kaplan University

6.9%

Remington College

6.6%

Houston Community College

6.4%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

5.4%

Ashford University

4.7%

American InterContinental University

4.7%

University of Memphis

4.4%

University of Houston

3.9%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.7%

College of the Sequoias

3.7%

Strayer University

3.4%

Liberty University

3.2%

Grand Canyon University

3.2%

Miami Dade College

2.9%

Texas Southern University

2.9%

Essex County College

2.9%

Trident Technical College

2.7%

San Joaquin Valley College

2.7%

Greenville Technical College

2.7%
Show More
Majors

Business

30.6%

Accounting

12.6%

Criminal Justice

6.0%

Health Care Administration

6.0%

General Studies

5.0%

Computer Science

4.1%

Psychology

4.0%

Medical Assisting Services

3.5%

Education

3.0%

Communication

3.0%

Nursing

2.8%

Information Technology

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.7%

Management

2.5%

Marketing

2.1%

Human Resources Management

1.7%

Graphic Design

1.7%

Electrical Engineering

1.7%

Finance

1.7%
Show More
Degrees

Other

38.5%

Bachelors

26.5%

Associate

19.4%

Certificate

7.6%

Masters

4.2%

Diploma

3.3%

License

0.3%

Doctorate

0.2%
Show More

Inventory Clerk Videos

Inventory Clerk Business

Become a Property Inventory Clerk - Video Sample Part 1

Inventory Clerk Training

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Inventory Clerk Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Inventory Clerk Divine Natural Inc. Marietta, GA Nov 14, 2007 $29,218
Inventory Clerk Art Materials Service New Brunswick, NJ Apr 07, 2010 $20,870
Inventory Clerk Communications International Inc. Vero Beach, FL Mar 17, 2010 $19,847
Inventory Clerk California Family Pharmacy, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Aug 26, 2010 $19,722

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

How Would You Rate The Salary Of an Inventory Clerk?

Have you worked as an Inventory Clerk? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as an Inventory Clerk.

Top Skills for An Inventory Clerk

  1. Different Departments
  2. Inventory Levels
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed routine clerical duties, including data entry, answering telephones, and assisting different departments.
  • Determined appropriate spare parts inventory levels that optimized budget and prevented production downtime due to out-of-stock parts.
  • Provided excellent customer service by monitoring delivery schedules and updating customers of new changes.
  • Checked incoming inventory for quality, quantity accuracy and suitability against invoices, purchase orders and packing slips.
  • Performed data entry duties into computerized system, and performed inventory control on all activities related to warehouse operation.

How Would You Rate Working As an Inventory Clerk?

Are you working as an Inventory Clerk? Help us rate Inventory Clerk as a Career.

Top Inventory Clerk Employers

Jobs From Top Inventory Clerk Employers

Inventory Clerk Videos

Inventory Clerk Business

Become a Property Inventory Clerk - Video Sample Part 1

Inventory Clerk Training

Related to your recently viewed content