Forklift Operator in Columbus, Ohio Salary

A Forklift Operator in Columbus, Ohio earns an average wage of $12.71 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Shipping and Safety Compliance.

$10.14 - $15.52
$10
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.99
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Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $10.14 - $15.52
Overtime $12.16 - $23.88
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $650
Total Pay (?
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$22,393 - $37,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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About Columbus, Ohio

Franklin County, Ohio
849,067
Male:
413,981 (48.8%)
Female:
435,086 (51.2%)
Columbus (/kəˈlʌmbəs/; kə-LUM-bəs) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 15th largest city in the United States, with a population of 850,106 (2015 estimate). It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses a ten county area. It is Ohio's third largest metropolitan area, behind Cleveland and Cincinnati. Under the Combined Statistical Area (CSA) model, the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area was the 25th largest in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area (which also includes Marion, Chillicothe, and Mount Vernon) has a population of 2,424,831, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Ohio behind Cleveland. It is also the fourth most populous state capital in the United States, and the third largest city in the Midwestern United States. Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County. The city...
Columbus:
$47,401
Ohio:
$51,075
$871
Columbus:
$137,100
Ohio:
$136,400
4.6%

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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 $27,000 based on 13 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 $29,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Forklift Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 7 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 $30,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Experienced
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

Shipping
▲18%

Safety Compliance
▲10%

Inventory Control
▲6%

National Average
$29,000

Machine Operation
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 28%
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