Forklift Driver Salary

The average wage for a Forklift Driver is $12.70 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Safety Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
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$20,079 - $58,724
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$59K
MEDIAN: $31,449
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$9.75 - $17.94
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,079 - $58,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,180  
Profit Sharing
$29.36 - $3,064  
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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$20,587 - $42,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $17.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.82  
Overtime
$13.03 - $26.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,180  
   
Profit Sharing
$29.36 - $3,064  
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).
)
$20,587 - $42,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,898
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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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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




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Forklift Driver Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 16%

Inventory Management
up arrow 9%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 7%

Inventory Control
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Shipping
up arrow 1%

Receiving
0%

Production Support
0%

National Average
$29,000

Order Inventory
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 5%

Picking
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Loading
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Forklift Operator
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 272 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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