Forklift Operator Salaries

4,855 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$28,927 / yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$1,006
Range$227 - $4,613

How much does a Forklift Operator make?

The national average salary for a Forklift Operator is $28,927 in United States. Filter by location to see Forklift Operator salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,855 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Forklift Operator employees.

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Forklift Operator - Hourly

DHL Supply Chain

$14/hr

Range: $11 - $18

94 salaries

$14/hr
$11$18

Forklift Operator

GENCO Distribution System

$32,243/yr

Range: $31K - $35K

42 salaries

$32,243/yr
$31K$35K

Forklift Operator - Hourly

Walmart

$18/hr

Range: $15 - $22

41 salaries

$18/hr
$15$22

Forklift Operator - Hourly

Costco Wholesale

$19/hr

Range: $13 - $26

39 salaries

$19/hr
$13$26

Forklift Operator - Hourly

DSC Logistics

$15/hr

Range: $13 - $18

32 salaries

$15/hr
$13$18

Forklift Operator

Coca-Cola Consolidated

$31,579/yr

Range: $30K - $35K

30 salaries

$31,579/yr
$30K$35K

Forklift Operator - Hourly

Americold Logistics

$17/hr

Range: $12 - $21

30 salaries

$17/hr
$12$21

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Forklift Operator - Hourly

PepsiCo

$17/hr

Range: $11 - $23

29 salaries

$17/hr
$11$23

Forklift Operator - Hourly

The Coca-Cola Company

$17/hr

Range: $13 - $21

27 salaries

$17/hr
$13$21

Forklift Operator - Hourly

XPO Logistics

$14/hr

Range: $10 - $17

26 salaries

$14/hr
$10$17

Forklift Operator

Sysco

$44,971/yr

Range: $41K - $52K

25 salaries

$44,971/yr
$41K$52K

Forklift Operator - Hourly

Amazon

$14/hr

Range: $12 - $16

25 salaries

$14/hr
$12$16

Forklift Operator - Hourly

Nestlé Waters North America

$17/hr

Range: $14 - $24

25 salaries

$17/hr
$14$24

Forklift Operator - Hourly

The Home Depot

$15/hr

Range: $12 - $19

23 salaries

$15/hr
$12$19

Forklift Operator

Americold Logistics

$36,611/yr

Range: $35K - $39K

23 salaries

$36,611/yr
$35K$39K

Forklift Operator

Staples

$30,195/yr

Range: $28K - $33K

22 salaries

$30,195/yr
$28K$33K

Forklift Operator - Hourly

Chewy

$14/hr

Range: $12 - $17

22 salaries

$14/hr
$12$17

Forklift Operator - Hourly

Publix

$16/hr

Range: $11 - $21

21 salaries

$16/hr
$11$21

Forklift Operator

The Coca-Cola Company

$34,577/yr

Range: $32K - $45K

21 salaries

$34,577/yr
$32K$45K

Forklift Operator

Lowe's

$30,338/yr

Range: $28K - $34K

20 salaries

$30,338/yr
$28K$34K
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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent forklift operator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$26
hourly
A Forklift Driver in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $26 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$26
hourly
A Forklift Driver in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $26 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Warehouse Operator in the Tifton, GA Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
Tifton, GA Area area
Temporary
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$30,000
per year
A Forklift Operator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Fork Lift Operator in the Winston-Salem, NC Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Winston-Salem, NC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$31,914
per year
A Forklift Operator in the Charleston, IL Area area reported making $31,914 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Charleston, IL Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A Forklift Operator in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$17
hourly
A Material Handler/Forklift Operator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$14
hourly
A Forklift Operator in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private