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Working as a Warehouse Inventory Specialist

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a warehouse inventory specialist. For example, did you know that they make an average of $12.61 an hour? That's $26,220 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 1% and produce 46,900 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Warehouse Inventory Specialist Do

There are certain skills that many warehouse inventory specialists have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed math skills, detail oriented and customer-service skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a warehouse inventory specialist, we found that a lot of resumes listed 16.4% of warehouse inventory specialists included inventory management, while 11.2% of resumes included inventory counts, and 8.5% of resumes included warehouse inventory. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the warehouse inventory specialist job title. But what industry to start with? Most warehouse inventory specialists actually find jobs in the retail and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Warehouse Inventory Specialist

If you're interested in becoming a warehouse inventory specialist, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 22.2% of warehouse inventory specialists have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 3.1% of warehouse inventory specialists have master's degrees. Even though some warehouse inventory specialists have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a warehouse inventory specialist. When we researched the most common majors for a warehouse inventory specialist, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on warehouse inventory specialist resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a warehouse inventory specialist. In fact, many warehouse inventory specialist jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many warehouse inventory specialists also have previous career experience in roles such as customer service representative or sales associate.

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Average Salary$26,220
Job Growth Rate1%

Warehouse Inventory Specialist Jobs

Warehouse Inventory Specialist Career Paths

Top Careers Before Warehouse Inventory Specialist

Cashier
13.9 %

Top Careers After Warehouse Inventory Specialist

Cashier
8.3 %

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Average Salary for a Warehouse Inventory Specialist

Warehouse Inventory Specialists in America make an average salary of $26,220 per year or $13 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $33,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $20,000 per year.
Average Salary
$26,220

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Milpitas, CA
Salary Range28k - 36k$32k$32,267
Midland, TX
Salary Range26k - 32k$30k$29,678
Henrietta, NY
Salary Range25k - 33k$30k$29,640
Providence, RI
Salary Range25k - 33k$29k$29,057
Bloomington, MN
Salary Range25k - 31k$28k$28,096
Denver, CO
Salary Range25k - 31k$28k$28,078
$20k
$36k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Inventory-Warehouse
Inventory-Warehouse
Randstad
Randstad
11/19/2020
11/19/2020
$33,39211/19/2020
$33,392
Electronic Inventory Warehouse Specialist
Electronic Inventory Warehouse Specialist
Randstad
Randstad
11/05/2020
11/05/2020
$33,39211/05/2020
$33,392
Electronic Inventory Warehouse Specialist
Electronic Inventory Warehouse Specialist
Randstad
Randstad
10/02/2020
10/02/2020
$33,39210/02/2020
$33,392
Warehouse Inventory Specialist
Warehouse Inventory Specialist
NW Staffing Resources
NW Staffing Resources
09/29/2020
09/29/2020
$33,39209/29/2020
$33,392
Warehouse Inventory
Warehouse Inventory
Robert Half
Robert Half
09/12/2020
09/12/2020
$25,04409/12/2020
$25,044
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Warehouse Inventory Specialist Demographics

Gender

male

72.9 %

female

21.0 %

unknown

6.1 %

Ethnicity

White

61.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

18.0 %

Black or African American

10.3 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.2 %

Portuguese

4.5 %

Cantonese

4.5 %
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Warehouse Inventory Specialist Education

Majors

Business
31.0 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

41.3 %

Bachelors

22.2 %

Associate

18.1 %

Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Warehouse Inventory Specialist

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Top Skills For a Warehouse Inventory Specialist

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 16.4% of warehouse inventory specialists listed inventory management on their resume, but soft skills such as math skills and detail oriented are important as well.

Best States For a Warehouse Inventory Specialist

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a warehouse inventory specialist. The best states for people in this position are Alaska, Vermont, Hawaii, and Washington. Warehouse inventory specialists make the most in Alaska with an average salary of $37,087. Whereas in Vermont and Hawaii, they would average $35,915 and $35,002, respectively. While warehouse inventory specialists would only make an average of $32,198 in Washington, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. North Dakota

Total Warehouse Inventory Specialist Jobs:
85
Highest 10% Earn:
$37,000
Location Quotient:
1.45
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Vermont

Total Warehouse Inventory Specialist Jobs:
52
Highest 10% Earn:
$43,000
Location Quotient:
1.08
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Washington

Total Warehouse Inventory Specialist Jobs:
597
Highest 10% Earn:
$38,000
Location Quotient:
1.02
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Warehouse Inventory Specialist Employers

1. Randstad USA
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$33,677
Warehouse Inventory Specialists Hired: 
74+
2. Best Buy
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$41,853
Warehouse Inventory Specialists Hired: 
66+
3. Dish Network
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$37,746
Warehouse Inventory Specialists Hired: 
21+
4. Walmart
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$35,108
Warehouse Inventory Specialists Hired: 
17+
5. Adecco
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$30,013
Warehouse Inventory Specialists Hired: 
8+
6. UPS
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$33,651
Warehouse Inventory Specialists Hired: 
8+

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Updated October 2, 2020