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Forklift Operator Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $13.02 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Safety Compliance and Machine Operation.
Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$10.58 - $17.17
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.58 - $17.17  
   
Overtime
$15.27 - $26.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,874  
   
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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$23,446 - $42,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Experience Affects Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator in Houston, Texas Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 20%
Machine Operation
up arrow 14%
National Average
$28,000
Inventory Control
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 35%