Forklift Operator Salary in Houston, Texas

A Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $13.21 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Shipping, Safety Compliance, and Machine Operation.

$10.21 - $17.80
(Median)
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $17.80  
   
Overtime
$15.93 - $26.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$22,180 - $43,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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Experience Affects Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas Salaries

Shipping
up arrow 25%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 17%

Machine Operation
up arrow 15%

Inventory Control
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%