The average wage for a Forklift Operator in Atlanta, Georgia is $13.65 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$9.97 - $19.49
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $19.49  
   
Overtime
$16.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$21,367 - $42,470  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

Shipping
up arrow 3%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 17%

Inventory Control
up arrow 18%

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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