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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Forklift Operator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$56,279 / yrTotal Pay
$38,716 / yrBase Pay
$17,563 / yrAdditional Pay

$56,279

 / yr
$32K$296K
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The estimated total pay for a Forklift Operator is $56,279 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $38,716 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 $17,563 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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What are some related job titles for Forklift Operator?

Some related job titles are Forklift Operator - Food Warehouse Salaries with median pay of $53,768, Machine Operator Salaries with median pay of $50,854, Material Handler Salaries with median pay of $51,915, Warehouse Associate Salaries with median pay of $51,038.

What are total pay estimates for a Forklift Operator at different companies?

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Aerotek
3.5
Forklift Operator551 salaries11,234 open jobs

$44,255

 / yr

$44,780

 / yr

$3,407

 / mo

$3,741

 / mo

$39,661

 / yr

$3,570

 / mo

$3,499

 / mo

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$3,449

 / mo

$3,422

 / mo

$3,530

 / mo

$3,697

 / mo
Abacus
3.7
Forklift Operator101 salaries223 open jobs

$3,471

 / mo
Amazon
3.8
Forklift Operator100 salaries96,371 open jobs

$3,511

 / mo

$3,538

 / mo

$3,425

 / mo

$3,712

 / mo

$3,857

 / mo

$3,639

 / mo
PepsiCo
3.9
Forklift Operator79 salaries4,210 open jobs

$3,514

 / mo

$3,457

 / mo
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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Forklift Operator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$4,500

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Forklift Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Dockworker/Forklift Operator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$1,026

/hr

$26 | $1K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Material Handler/Forklift Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$38,064

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Forklift Operator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Material Handler/Forklift Operator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Forklift Operator

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$3,500

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Material Handler/Forklift Operator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Forklift Operator

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$19

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Forklift Operator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Forklift Operator is $38,716 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Forklift Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 16622 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Forklift Operator employees.

The highest salary for a Forklift Operator in United States is $49,401 per year.

The lowest salary for a Forklift Operator in United States is $30,342 per year.

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