The average pay for a Forklift Operator is AU$23.26 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

AU$36,350 - AU$81,094
AU$36K
AU$51K
AU$81K
MEDIAN: AU$50,762
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.62 - AU$27.65
AU$20
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.26
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$81K
Salary AU$36,350 - AU$81,094
Bonus AU$2,000
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$40,653 - AU$65,388
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data AU$0AU$51
Hourly Rate AU$19.62 - AU$27.65
Hourly Tips AU$3.49
Overtime AU$24.47 - AU$51.70
Annual Data AU$0AU$65K
Bonus AU$2,000
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$40,653 - AU$65,388
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 215

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$50,000 based on 135 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 86 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$50,000 based on 64 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$47,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,111

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
4 %
Male
96 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

▲3%


National Average
AU$50,000

▼1%



Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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