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$36,241 - AU$81,703
AU$36K
AU$50K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$50,387
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.41 - AU$27.78
AU$19
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$22.94
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$81K
Salary AU$36,241 - AU$81,703
Bonus AU$2,000
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$40,436 - AU$66,882
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$19.41 - AU$27.78
Hourly Tips AU$1.82
Overtime AU$25.66 - AU$50.51
Annual Data AU$0AU$66K
Bonus AU$2,000
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$40,436 - AU$66,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 200

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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 AU$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 AU$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 AU$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 AU$47,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$49,562

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Forklift Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Forklift Operator?

Forklift Operator in Brisbane:
Pros: The team I work with.
Cons: The site mannager treats us like dogs.

Forklift Operator in Melbourne:
"Relaxing, not hard job."
Pros: Easy find job with a good salary. It is not a heavy job compare with pick & pack job.
Cons: Standing for long time that can make my legs so tired.

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Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

▼0%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼1%

▼1%

Late-Career
▼6%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

forklift
▲4%

Forklift Operator
▲3%

National Average
AU$50,000

Machine Operation
▼1%

Picking
▼8%

Forklift License
▼11%

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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