A Forklift Operator in Tacoma, Washington earns an average wage of $14.83 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Shipping and Machine Operation.

$10.57 - $18.77
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $18.77  
   
Overtime
$18.75  
Local Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$22,139 - $55,629  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

Shipping
up arrow 22%

Machine Operation
up arrow 19%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 10%

Inventory Control
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National Average
$33,000

Years of Experience

1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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