The average rate for a Forklift Operator in Brisbane, Queensland is AU$22.12 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$40,337 - AU$55,955
AU$51K
MEDIAN: AU$50,982
50%
AU$18.47 - AU$27.62
AU$18
AU$22
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$22.12
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$63K
Salary AU$50,982
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$39,487 - AU$63,249
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data AU$0AU$36
Hourly Rate AU$18.47 - AU$27.62
Overtime AU$32.76
Annual Data AU$0AU$63K
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$39,487 - AU$63,249
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

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 Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operator

Pay by Experience for a Forklift Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Forklift Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 31 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$48,000 based on 24 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 17 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$49,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

▲4%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼7%

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 93%