Forklift Operator with Safety Compliance Skills Salary

A Forklift Operator with Safety Compliance skills earns an average wage of $13.50 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$21,560 - $61,343
$22K
$35K
$61K
MEDIAN: $34,878
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$10.63 - $18.01
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MEDIAN: $13.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,560 - $61,343  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $3,959  
Profit Sharing
$5.79 - $2,451  
Total Pay (?
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$23,317 - $44,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $18.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$15.26 - $27.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$290.87 - $3,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.79 - $2,451  
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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$23,317 - $44,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,056

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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operator

Pay by Experience for a Forklift Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Forklift Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 488 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forklift Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 357 salaries. An experienced Forklift Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 339 salaries. A Forklift Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 119 salaries.

Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 230 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 25%
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