Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas Salary

A Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $13.23 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Safety Compliance, Shipping, and Machine Operation.

$10.36 - $17.61
(Median)
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $17.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.73  
Overtime
$16.26 - $26.22  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,901  
   
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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$22,351 - $47,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$31,000


Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 17%

Machine Operation
up arrow 11%

Shipping
up arrow 11%


National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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