Forklift Driver with Machine Operation Skills Salary

The average rate for a Forklift Driver with Machine Operation skills is $14.05 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$17,879 - $84,563
$18K
$30K
$85K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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$10.20 - $19.48
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$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$17,879 - $84,563  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$21,949 - $48,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $19.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.06  
Overtime
$14.75 - $29.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$200.00 - $4,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$21,949 - $48,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 341

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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Driver

Pay by Experience for a Forklift Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Forklift Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 201 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forklift Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 127 salaries. An experienced Forklift Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 81 salaries. A Forklift Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 25 salaries.

Key Stats for Forklift Driver

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Forklift Driver Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 26%