A Forklift Mechanic earns an average wage of $20.45 per hour. A skill in Systems Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
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$30,201 - $84,430
(Median)
$30K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $52,503
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90%

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$15.13 - $27.11
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,201 - $84,430  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Commission
$4,500  
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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$31,996 - $62,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.13 - $27.11  
   
Overtime
$22.73 - $41.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$97.87 - $3,020  
   
Commission
$4,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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).
)
$31,996 - $62,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 403
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Mechanic

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Experience Affects Forklift Mechanic Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Forklift Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 3%

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Welding
up arrow 9%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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