The average pay for a Forklift Operator is AU$22.71 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

AU$36,866 - AU$76,483
AU$37K
AU$48K
AU$76K
MEDIAN: AU$48,037
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.06 - AU$27.43
AU$19
AU$23
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$22.73
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$76K
Salary AU$36,866 - AU$76,483
Bonus AU$900
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$40,009 - AU$62,935
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 52
Hourly Data AU$0AU$44
Hourly Rate AU$19.06 - AU$27.43
Hourly Tips AU$2.23
Overtime AU$21.92 - AU$44.11
Annual Data AU$0AU$62K
Bonus AU$900
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$40,009 - AU$62,935
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 417

Job Description for Forklift Operator

A fork lift operator is tasked with distributing, transporting, and accounting for merchandise, material, and/or equipment in industrial settings. They work in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, food services, and general storage. Using a reference to inventoried items (or as directed by a supervisor), the operator locates items to be gathered, moved, or distributed, and then does so. Although the basic purpose of the job is to move and place items from one location to another (i.e., primarily physical labor), the operator may also be required to sort or perform other processing tasks. The operator may also be required to perform general quality-assurance checks.

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Forklift Operator Tasks

  • Operate a forklift to move and stack merchandise.
  • Keep an inventory of product availability and location.

Forklift Operator Pay By Employer

$0$46K

$40,220

XPO Logistics
23 profiles
$26,006

$26,342

DHL
18 profiles
$27,841

$33,405

$26,647

$27,040

$28,600

Exel Logistics
12 profiles
$25,383

$28,915

Common Career Paths for Forklift Operator


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Forklift Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operator

Pay by Experience for a Forklift Operator has a negative trend. An entry-level Forklift Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 283 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 AU$49,000 based on 154 salaries. An experienced Forklift Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 111 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 AU$46,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,691

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

Forklift Operator Reviews

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

Forklift Operator in Brisbane:
Pros: The team I work with.
Cons: The site mannager treats us like dogs.

Forklift Operator in Melbourne:
"Relaxing, not hard job."
Pros: Easy find job with a good salary. It is not a heavy job compare with pick & pack job.
Cons: Standing for long time that can make my legs so tired.

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Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

▲1%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
AU$49,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries


▲4%


▲1%

National Average
AU$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 96%