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Forklift Truck Operator Salary

$37,649 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$561

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for a Forklift Truck Operator is $37,649 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Forklift Truck Operator is between $28,649 and $45,042. 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.

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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 Truck Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Job family population: 604,130

Estimated population of Forklift Truck Operator jobs: 52,070

Rate of error: 1.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,645
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Forklift Truck Operator Job Listings for United States

Reach Truck Operator Raymond Stand-up Forklift
Oct 24
Tracy, CA, USA
BaronHR Manteca
We are recruiting a Reach Truck Operator Raymond Stand-up Forklift to join our team! Your position will focus on safe and efficient movement of products and materials. Responsibilities: * Operate ...
Stand Up -Reach Truck Operator
Dec 6
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Paramount Staffing
Paramount Staffing is recruiting for, safe and efficient, Stand Up -Reach Truck Operator to join ... Experience operating a forklift in a warehouse environment, construction, or other related fields
Powered Industrial Truck Operator
Nov 14
Fontana, California, USA
Staffmark
Are you motivated by competitive wages, If you're an experienced forklift operator motivated by competitive wages, contact your local Staffmark office. We are hiring for a Powered Industrial Truck ...
Forklift Operator - Reach Truck
Nov 27
Joliet, IL, USA
Express Employment Professionals
We are seeking a Forklift Operator - Reach Truck to join their team! Your position will focus on the safe and efficient movement of products and materials in a cold storage environment. * Weekly pay ...
Powered Industrial Truck Operator
Nov 15
Rialto, California, USA
Staffmark
Operating a forklift, reach truck, or electric pallet jack Unloading and loading trucks Stacking and staging pallets Maintaining powered industrial equipment Additional tasks as needed Requirements 6 ...

The average pay for a Forklift Truck Operator is $37,649 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Forklift Truck Operator is between $28,649 and $45,042. 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.

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Reach Truck Operator Raymond Stand-up Forklift
Oct 24
Tracy, CA, USA
BaronHR Manteca
We are recruiting a Reach Truck Operator Raymond Stand-up Forklift to join our team! Your position will focus on safe and efficient movement of products and materials. Responsibilities: * Operate ...
Stand Up -Reach Truck Operator
Dec 6
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Paramount Staffing
Paramount Staffing is recruiting for, safe and efficient, Stand Up -Reach Truck Operator to join ... Experience operating a forklift in a warehouse environment, construction, or other related fields
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