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Operator Forklift Salary

$37,641 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$561

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for an Operator Forklift is $37,641 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Operator Forklift is between $28,643 and $45,033. 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.
Operator Forklift Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Job family population: 604,130

Estimated population of Operator Forklift jobs: 52,070

Rate of error: 1.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,636
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Operator Forklift Job Listings for United States

Forklift Operator
Nov 20
Bend, OR, USA
Pridestaff
The Stand Up Forklift Operator will be hardworking, reliable, and motivated to excel and work well in a team-oriented environment. Stand Up Forklift Operator Job responsibilities include: * Operating ...
Forklift Operator - 4861624
Nov 21
Nashville, TN, USA
Automation Personnel Services
Automation Personnel Services is looking for Forklift Operators for a well-established bottling company in the Nashville area. Shift: 1st & 2nd available Pay Rate: $17.00 per hour Forklift Job Duties ...
PALLETIZERS, PACKAGING MACHINE OPERATORS, FORKLIFT DRIVERS
Nov 20
Lake Zurich, IL, USA
Kelly Services
EXPERIENCED FORKLIFT OPERATORS - 1st - 6:15 am - 2:45 pm & 2:45 pm - 11:45 pm Ideal candidates should possess the following: * Ability to work in a standing position and lift/move up to 50 lbs. or ...
Forklift Operator
Nov 18
Oxnard, CA, USA
Angelus Block Co., Inc.
Vineyard Ave. Oxnard, Ca 93036 Job Description PRIMARY FUNCTION Forklift Operator's primary responsibility is to safely transport and load product. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Safely ...
Turret Operator/ Forklift Operator
Oct 9
Hayward, CA, USA
Lineage Logistics
A Turret Operator's/ Forklift Operator's job functions are related to shifting of goods and material from one place to another. The lift operator is also involved in loading and unloading processes ...

The average pay for an Operator Forklift is $37,641 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Operator Forklift is between $28,643 and $45,033. 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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