A Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $13.77 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Machine Operation is associated with high pay for this job.

$10.67 - $18.06
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $18.06  
   
Overtime
$16.34 - $29.47  
Local Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$294.79  
   
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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$22,348 - $49,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%


National Average
$30,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 12%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 9%

Shipping
up arrow 7%


National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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