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Operator Forklift Salary

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

$36,654 (USD)/yr

$18 (USD)/hr

$546 (USD)/yr

$36,266 (USD)/yr

$17 (USD)/hr

$546 (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 operator forklift salary in United States is $36,654 or an equivalent hourly rate of $18. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $546. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$27,892 (USD)

$43,852 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$42,492 (USD)

16 %

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

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