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. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Safety Compliance and Machine Operation.

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MEDIAN: $13.77
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Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $17.93  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $29.54  
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Bonus
$300.00  
   
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$23,108 - $49,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operator

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

Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$30,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 16%

Machine Operation
up arrow 12%


Shipping
up arrow 2%

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
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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