Entry-Level Forklift Operator Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Forklift Operator is $11.99 per hour.

$19,678 - $49,176
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,366
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$9.51 - $15.86
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,678 - $49,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,422  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,500  
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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$20,238 - $38,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.51 - $15.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48 - $2.03  
Overtime
$13.06 - $24.21  
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 - $1,422  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,500  
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).
)
$20,238 - $38,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,220

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Forklift Operator Salaries

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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 33%