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Forklift Technician Salary

How much does a Forklift Technician make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Forklift Technician

$54,196 (USD)/yr

$26 (USD)/hr

$1,761 (USD)/yr

$53,549 (USD)/yr

$26 (USD)/hr

$1,761 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining. Excludes “Rail Car Repairers" (49-3043) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).
The average forklift technician salary in United States is $54,196 or an equivalent hourly rate of $26. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,761. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$39,586 (USD)

$66,327 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$62,828 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Forklift Technician will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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