A Forklift Driver with Safety Compliance skills earns an average wage of $14.29 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$10.16 - $19.42
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $19.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$14.98 - $29.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$253.42 - $4,537  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$22,335 - $47,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 217

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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Driver

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

Key Stats for Forklift Driver

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Forklift Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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