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Forklift Driver Salary

A Forklift Driver earns an average wage of $12.49 per hour.
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$19,672 - $53,062
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$53K
MEDIAN: $31,174
10%
50%
90%

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$9.65 - $17.82
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,672 - $53,062  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,042  
Profit Sharing
$30.41 - $4,932  
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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$20,451 - $42,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $17.82  
   
Overtime
$12.81 - $26.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$30.41 - $4,932  
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).
)
$20,451 - $42,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,424

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Job Description for Forklift Driver

Forklift drivers operate forklifts and other material-handling equipment to move products from one part of a facility to another. They must be able to occasionally lift heavy items, as they will often rearrange merchandise which is not properly positioned. Forklift drivers must have good hand-eye coordination because forklifts are sophisticated pieces of machinery which require some skill to manage effectively.

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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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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%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Forklift Driver Salaries

Inventory Control
up arrow 9%

Production Support
up arrow 2%

Shipping
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Driver
up arrow 1%

Receiving
up arrow 4%

forklift
up arrow 7%

Forklift Operator
up arrow 10%

Machine Operation
up arrow 11%

forklift driver
up arrow 15%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
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%