The average wage for a Forklift Operator is AU$22.53 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.

AU$36,241 - AU$79,490
(Median)
AU$36K
AU$49K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$48,614
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90%

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AU$18.79 - AU$27.73
(Median)
AU$19
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$27KAU$54KAU$81K
Salary
AU$36,241 - AU$79,490  
   
Bonus
AU$800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$39,747 - AU$63,368  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$15AU$30AU$45
Hourly Rate
AU$18.79 - AU$27.73  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$3.49  
Overtime
AU$25.97 - AU$44.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$30KAU$60KAU$90K
Bonus
AU$800  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$39,747 - AU$63,368  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,465

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Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries



Late-Career
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National Average
AU$48,000


Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
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Forklift Operator
up arrow 5%

forklift
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National Average
AU$48,000

Picking
up arrow 10%

Forklift License
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 96%
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