Forklift Mechanic Salary

A Forklift Mechanic earns an average wage of $19.84 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Systems Troubleshooting and Heavy Equipment Repair.
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$30,201 - $69,531
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,439
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$14.53 - $27.02
(Median)
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$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,201 - $69,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,935  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$30,644 - $60,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $27.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.72 - $41.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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).
)
$30,644 - $60,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 451
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Job Description for Forklift Mechanic

Forklift mechanics generally work with either diesel- or propane-powered forklifts and perform routine maintenance and repairs on forklifts and their engines. These mechanics must be able to utilize diagnostic tools in order to identify underlying problems, and knowledge of the many parts of a forklift is essential to perform the work safely; this includes their electrical systems, brakes, hydraulics, cooling systems, and engines.

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Forklift Mechanic Tasks

  • Read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints and schematics.
  • Maintain shop supplies, shop and tools.
  • Maintain and repair heavy equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical machinery and systems.

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Experience Affects Forklift Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$43,000



Skills That Affect Forklift Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 19%

Heavy Equipment Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Industrial Hydraulics
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National Average
$43,000


Welding
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Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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