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Fork Lift Operator Salary

How much does a Fork Lift Operator make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Fork Lift Operator

$36,765 (USD)/yr

$18 (USD)/hr

$548 (USD)/yr

$36,376 (USD)/yr

$17 (USD)/hr

$548 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Operates and drives gasoline-, liquefied gas-, or electric-powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices, such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel-hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials in warehouse, storage yard, or factory. Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus. Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials, or hooks tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area.
The average fork lift operator salary in United States is $36,765 or an equivalent hourly rate of $18. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $548. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$27,976 (USD)

$43,984 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$42,620 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Fork Lift Operator will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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