AU$49,643
Avg. Salary
AU$23.73
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Forklift Operator is AU$23.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Forklift Operator is AU$49,643 per year.

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AU$19.89
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AU$28.66
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MEDIAN AU$23.73
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MEDIAN AU$49,643
AU$37,701 - AU$75,497
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MEDIAN: AU$49,643
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Salary AU$37,701 - AU$75,497
Bonus AU$97.87 - AU$5,106
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$41,352 - AU$63,928
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 54
Hourly Data AU$0AU$45
Hourly Rate AU$19.89 - AU$28.66
Hourly Tips AU$3.49
Overtime AU$26.15 - AU$45.22
Annual Data AU$0AU$63K
Bonus AU$97.87 - AU$5,106
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$41,352 - AU$63,928
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 465

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.

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

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National Average: AU$50,287

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 Sydney:
"Same daily routines."
Pros: Laid back attitude
Cons: Really low pay rate

Forklift Operator in Hallam:
"Close to home and dayshift only."
Pros: Close and dayshift
Cons: Pay rate and conditions

Forklift Operator in Perth:
"Busy."
Pros: Its close to home
Cons: The heat !

Forklift Operator in Sydney:
"Expansive lifestyle."
Pros: You get what you deserve
Cons: Weather

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
11 %
Male
89 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

National Average
AU$50,000

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▼4%

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Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries


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National Average
AU$50,000

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Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 97%