Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Forklift Operator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$56,448 / yrTotal Pay
$38,580 / yrBase Pay
$17,868 / yrAdditional Pay

$56,448

 / yr
$32K$294K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Forklift Operator is $56,448 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $38,580 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $17,868 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$56,448 /yr
Forklift Operator
$55,987 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Forklift Operator

Some related job titles are Forklift Operator - Food Warehouse Salaries with median pay of $53,917, Machine Operator Salaries with median pay of $50,909, Material Handler Salaries with median pay of $51,986, Warehouse Associate Salaries with median pay of $51,299.

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Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Forklift Operator

$38,643

 /yr
Range: $32K - $55K

$32K

$55K

$31,576 - $55,329 Range

FedEx SupplyChain
3.4

FedEx SupplyChain

Forklift Operator

$37,590

 /yr
Range: $33K - $55K

$33K

$55K

$33,484 - $54,702 Range

Express Employment Professionals
3.9

Express Employment Professionals

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$9

$28

$9 - $28 Range

DHL Supply Chain
3.8

DHL Supply Chain

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $6 - $28

$6

$28

$6 - $28 Range

Walmart
3.3

Walmart

Forklift Operator

$42,599

 /yr
Range: $13K - $113K

$13K

$113K

$13,404 - $113,350 Range

Randstad
3.9

Randstad

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$9

$26

$9 - $26 Range

Manpower
4.1

Manpower

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$10

$23

$10 - $23 Range

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MyWorkChoice
3.3

MyWorkChoice

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $14 - $23

$14

$23

$14 - $23 Range

Prologistix
3.4

Prologistix

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $13 - $22

$13

$22

$13 - $22 Range

NFI Industries
3.2

NFI Industries

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$8

$25

$8 - $25 Range

Costco Wholesale
4.0

Costco Wholesale

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $14 - $31

$14

$31

$14 - $31 Range

Abacus
3.7

Abacus

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $11 - $21

$11

$21

$11 - $21 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$10

$27

$10 - $27 Range

Resource Employment Solutions
3.2

Resource Employment Solutions

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $14 - $20

$14

$20

$14 - $20 Range

Premier Employee Solutions
3.7

Premier Employee Solutions

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $14 - $20

$14

$20

$14 - $20 Range

Americold Logistics
3.2

Americold Logistics

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$14

$31

$14 - $31 Range

CJ Logistics America
2.7

CJ Logistics America

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $15 - $23

$15

$23

$15 - $23 Range

Compunnel
4.3

Compunnel

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $11 - $20

$11

$20

$11 - $20 Range

PepsiCo
3.9

PepsiCo

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$13

$37

$13 - $37 Range

Hire Dynamics
3.9

Hire Dynamics

Forklift Operator - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $9 - $19

$9

$19

$9 - $19 Range

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$26

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8 days ago by a Forklift Operator with more than 15 years of experience

$23

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Forklift Operator with more than 15 years of experience

$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Forklift Operator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$29

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Forklift Operator with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$24

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Material Handler/Forklift Operator with 7 to 9 years of experience

$29

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Forklift Operator with 4 to 6 years of experience

$45,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$200/yr

9 days ago by a Forklift Operator with 7 to 9 years of experience

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Forklift Operator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,200/yr

9 days ago by a Material Handler/Forklift Operator with 7 to 9 years of experience

$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,200/yr

9 days ago by a Material Handler/Forklift Operator with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Forklift Operator salaries

The national average salary for a Forklift Operator is $33,559 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Forklift Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 7310 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Forklift Operator employees.

The highest salary for a Forklift Operator in United States is $41,973 per year.

The lowest salary for a Forklift Operator in United States is $26,831 per year.

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