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Operator Forklift Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$42,778 (USD)

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The average pay for an Operator Forklift is $42,778 a year and $21 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for an Operator Forklift is between $32,552 and $51,179. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • 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 New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Job family population: 570,300

Estimated population of Operator Forklift jobs: 49,154

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Operator Forklift Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Forklift Operator
May 2
Newark, NJ, USA
United Staffing Solutions
Shipping Container Storage Facility is looking for experienced Forklift Operators for their overnight shift in Newark, NJ. This is a full time, temporary to permanent position. Responsibilities
1st Shift Crown / Forklift Operator
May 16
Oakland, NJ, USA
Zing Professional Recruiting a Peoplelink Group Company
Manufacturer located in the Wayne, NJ area has an immediate need for an experienced Crown Forklift Operator Looking for candidates accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment, experienced ...
Warehouse Forklift Clamp Truck Operator 1st and 2nd shifts
May 1
Jamesburg, NJ, USA
Cornerstone Staffing
Warehouse Forklift Clamp Truck Operator A Large Distribution Company is looking to hire a driven Warehouse Forklift Clamp Truck Operator for 1st and 2nd shifts to join a progressive, dynamic team.
Forklift Operator
May 9
Piscataway, NJ, USA
Link Staffing
Stand up Forklift Operator Position in Piscataway NJ 1st Shift Mon-Fri. 7am-3:30pm Pay Rate: $13/Hr MUST have a forklift certification WALK-INS ARE WELCOME! Must bring two forms of ID HABLAMOS ...
Forklift Operator
Apr 30
South River, NJ, USA
Ajulia Executive Search
Forklift Operator South River, NJ Join our client's team as a Forklift Operator! This position is full time, over night shift, contract to permanent after 520 regular hours, with lots of overtime.
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