Forklift Driver Salary

A Forklift Driver earns an average wage of $12.48 per hour. A skill in Safety Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
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$19,567 - $48,727
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,580
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50%
90%

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$9.67 - $17.77
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,567 - $48,727  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
Profit Sharing
$29.59 - $3,041  
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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$20,458 - $42,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $17.77  
   
Overtime
$12.55 - $25.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
Profit Sharing
$29.59 - $3,041  
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).
)
$20,458 - $42,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,520
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Job Description for Forklift Driver

A forklift driver often works in a warehouse, at a construction site, or in a retail environment. The forklift driver may place items onto the forklift, so this job sometimes requires the ability to lift heavy items. The forklift driver may also have to climb under and on top of railcars, so it is important to be able to perform this physical duty.

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Forklift Driver Tasks

  • Assist the receiving staff by placing the merchandise in the proper location throughout the warehouse using a scanner.
  • Return the merchandise to the proper location.
  • Operate forklift.
  • Assist stockers as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Driver

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

Forklift Driver Reviews

What is it like working as a Forklift Driver?

Forklift Driver in Paragould:
"Job u can retire from."
Pros: It is not physically challenging and I can do this job into my retirement years.
Cons: The pay.

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Experience Affects Forklift Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 9%


National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Forklift Driver Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 23%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 2%

Production Support
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Shipping
0%

Driver
0%

National Average
$28,000

forklift
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Receiving
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 9%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 11%

forklift driver
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 31%
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