AU$48,859
Avg. Salary
AU$23.67
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Forklift Driver is AU$23.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Forklift Driver is AU$48,859 per year.

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AU$19.57
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AU$23.67
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AU$29.12
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MEDIAN AU$23.67
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AU$39k
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AU$49k
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AU$65k
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MEDIAN AU$48,859
AU$39,223 - AU$65,429
AU$39K
AU$49K
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MEDIAN: AU$48,859
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AU$24
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MEDIAN: AU$23.67
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AU$0AU$65K
Salary AU$39,223 - AU$65,429
Bonus AU$149 - AU$2,013
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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AU$40,698 - AU$63,207
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 82
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$19.57 - AU$29.12
Hourly Tips AU$1.34
Overtime AU$27.17 - AU$50.35
Annual Data AU$0AU$63K
Bonus AU$149 - AU$2,013
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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AU$40,698 - AU$63,207
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 687

Job Description for Forklift Driver

A forklift driver often works in a warehouse, at a construction site, or in a retail environment. The forklift driver may place items onto the forklift, so this job sometimes requires the ability to lift heavy items. The forklift driver may also have to climb under and on top of railcars, so it is important to be able to perform this physical duty.

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Forklift Driver Tasks
  • Operate forklift.
  • Assist stockers as needed.
  • Assist the receiving staff by placing the merchandise in the proper location throughout the warehouse using a scanner.
  • Return the merchandise to the proper location.

Forklift Driver Pay By Employer

$0$46K

$38,063

$26,477

$26,188

XPO Logistics
9 profiles
$28,008

$37,333

$36,370

Genco
5 profiles
$26,026

$26,043

FedEx Freight
4 profiles
$38,587

Forklift Driver Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Driver

Pay by Experience for a Forklift Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Forklift Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 458 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forklift Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 291 salaries. An experienced Forklift Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 216 salaries. A Forklift Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: AU$49,853

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Forklift Driver Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Forklift Driver?

Forklift Driver in Sydney:
"Fun and exciting."
Pros: Interesting and learning every day
Cons: The attitude that middle management has between all employees

Forklift Driver in Sydney:
Confidence is the key don't be scared or you will stuff up.

Forklift Driver in Sydney:
"Flexible hours."
Pros: Good work mates, good boss.
Cons: Pay.

Forklift Driver in Sydney:
"Interesting but very repedative."
Pros: Easy work but it's a long day spending up to 12 hours on a fork lift.
Cons: It's an out door job so you at the mercy of mother nature.

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Key Stats for Forklift Driver

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Forklift Driver Salaries

National Average
AU$50,000

▼1%

▼3%

▼4%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Forklift Driver Salaries

▲2%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼1%


forklift
▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%