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$34,471

Average Base Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$514

Average Bonus
The average operator forklift truck salary in United States is $34,471 or an equivalent hourly rate of $17. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $514. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$26,477

Entry Level Salary

$41,697

Senior Level Salary
An entry level operator forklift truck (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $26,477. On the other end, a senior level operator forklift truck (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $41,697.

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Job Description
Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Excludes “Logging Equipment Operators" (45-4022).

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