A Forklift Driver earns an average wage of AU$22.45 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$38,540 - AU$67,249
AU$39K
AU$48K
AU$67K
MEDIAN: AU$47,617
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.53 - AU$27.89
AU$19
AU$22
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$22.44
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$67K
Salary AU$38,540 - AU$67,249
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$19,574
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$38,850 - AU$62,084
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 94
Hourly Data AU$0AU$49
Hourly Rate AU$18.53 - AU$27.89
Hourly Tips AU$1.34
Overtime AU$24.98 - AU$49.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$62K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$19,574
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$38,850 - AU$62,084
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 732

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 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

National Average: AU$47,675

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:
"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
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Forklift Driver Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Forklift Driver Salaries

▲6%

▲4%


forklift
▼0%

National Average
AU$48,000




Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 97%