Average Forklift Driver Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$24.52
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AU$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Forklift Driver in Australia is AU$24.52.
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A$20.47
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A$24.52
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A$29.78
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AU$20 - AU$30
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AU$148 - AU$4,055
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AU$42,461 - AU$64,243
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What Do Forklift Drivers Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Forklift Driver

AU$27

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What Are Popular Skills for Forklift Drivers?

Skills in Picking, Machine Operation, Inventory Control, Forklift Operation and Shipping are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Drivers?

An entry-level Forklift Driver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$24.53 based on 22 salaries. An early career Forklift Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.46 based on 316 salaries. A mid-career Forklift Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.28 based on 207 salaries. An experienced Forklift Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.67 based on 173 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$25.
Employees with Forklift Driver in their job title in Blacktown, New South Wales earn an average of 4.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (2.5% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (12.9% less), Adelaide, South Australia (4.4% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 813 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
38.9%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
21.3%
Late Career
11.7%

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