(800) 627 3697 info.eri@erieri.com
Are you working in compensation or HR? See our salary, cost-of-living, and executive pay applications in action. Try our free salary assessor demo.

Forklift Driver Salary

$37,606 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$560

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Forklift Driver is $37,606 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Forklift Driver is between $28,616 and $44,990. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Forklift Driver. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

Average Salary Chart

Customize:

Get a free Salary Report tailored to your job title, experience and location

 
arrow_downward
Scroll for Salary Potential, Education and Skills
arrow_downward
Are you an HR Professional?
Try our salary assessor and find out how much you should be paying
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.
Forklift Driver Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Job family population: 604,130

Estimated population of Forklift Driver jobs: 52,070

Rate of error: 1.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,595
5 Year Change:
16 %
Customize:

Get a free Salary Report tailored to your job title, experience and location

 

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo

About United States

United States Cost of Living Score:

Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Forklift Driver Job Listings for United States

Forklift Driver SE Portland
Nov 20
Portland, OR, USA
SelectStaffing
Job Summary Our client, a facility that processes commercial and residential recycling, is looking to hire a forklift driver and yardsman at their location in Southeast Portland. This position is ...
Shipping Forklift Driver
Nov 20
Shelton, United States
American Workforce Group
TempToFT Are you an Experienced Forklift Driver looking for consistent full-time work for a great local company? Have you driven Fork Lift in a lumber distribution yard? We have immediate work for ...
Forklift Driver
Nov 19
Portland, OR, USA
Staffmark
Our third-party logistics and distribution client is hiring a Forklift Driver in Portland, OR. You will work in a dynamic warehouse environment loading and unloading shipments of flashlights and ...
2nd Shift Forklift Driver
Nov 18
Houston, TX, USA
CORESTAFF Services
Our well known Automobile client in North Houston is seeking a Forklift Driver. This is a night shift Monday - Saturday 4PM - 2:30AM paying $13.25/hr. What YOU need to be considered: * 6 months - 1 ...
Forklift Driver 2nd shift
Nov 13
Hayward, CA, USA
SelectStaffing
We are currently hiring for a forklift driver for a tortilla manufacturing plant located in Hayward, CA. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of similar previous work experience. We ...

The average pay for a Forklift Driver is $37,606 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Forklift Driver is between $28,616 and $44,990. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Forklift Driver. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo

Salaries By Location

Forklift Driver
Forklift Driver
Visit our white paper page

Download white papers like our popular quarterly national compensation forecast report.

Similar Job Titles

Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources
Forklift Driver SE Portland
Nov 20
Portland, OR, USA
SelectStaffing
Job Summary Our client, a facility that processes commercial and residential recycling, is looking to hire a forklift driver and yardsman at their location in Southeast Portland. This position is ...
Shipping Forklift Driver
Nov 20
Shelton, United States
American Workforce Group
TempToFT Are you an Experienced Forklift Driver looking for consistent full-time work for a great local company? Have you driven Fork Lift in a lumber distribution yard? We have immediate work for ...
Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources