The average wage for a Forklift Operator is AU$22.70 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$35,401 - AU$81,703
AU$35K
AU$50K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$50,049
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50%
90%

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AU$19.14 - AU$27.69
AU$19
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$22.70
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Salary
AU$35,401 - AU$81,703  
   
Bonus
AU$1,200  
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$40,179 - AU$64,923  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$16AU$32AU$48
Hourly Rate
AU$19.14 - AU$27.69  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$3.49  
Overtime
AU$26.84 - AU$46.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$32KAU$64KAU$96K
Bonus
AU$1,200  
   
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$40,179 - AU$64,923  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operator

Pay by Experience for a Forklift Operator has a negative trend. An entry-level Forklift Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forklift Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Forklift Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 53 salaries. A Forklift Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,896

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Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

▲1%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
AU$49,000

Late-Career
▼5%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

forklift
▲5%

Forklift Operator
▲5%

Machine Operation
▼0%

National Average
AU$49,000

Picking
▼6%

Forklift License
▼10%

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%