Entry-Level Forklift Operator Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Forklift Operator is $11.82 per hour.
Entry-Level Forklift Operator Total Pay (?
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$21,777 - $58,466
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,458
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Entry-Level Forklift Operator Total Pay (?
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$9.26 - $15.70
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,777 - $58,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,259  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $629  
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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$19,860 - $38,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $15.70  
   
Overtime
$12.92 - $23.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,259  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $629  
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).
)
$19,860 - $38,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,140
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Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Tacoma
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National Average
$26,000
Chicago
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Fort Worth
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Dallas
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Birmingham
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Forklift Operator Salaries

Inventory Control
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Machine Operation
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Safety Compliance
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Shipping
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National Average
$26,000
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 122 votes.
Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 34%
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