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Entry-Level Forklift Operator Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Forklift Operator is $11.81 per hour.
Entry-Level Forklift Operator Salary (?
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$20,426 - $58,723
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,252
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Entry-Level Forklift Operator Salary (?
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$9.24 - $15.74
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,426 - $58,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,252  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $688  
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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$19,807 - $37,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $15.74  
   
Overtime
$13.00 - $24.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,252  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $688  
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).
)
$19,807 - $37,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,083
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$26,000
Chicago
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Forklift Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
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Safety Compliance
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Inventory Control
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Shipping
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National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 34%