A Forklift Operator in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$22.84 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. This job's rate does not change very much with experience.

AU$35,240 - AU$73,688
AU$35K
AU$45K
AU$74K
MEDIAN: AU$44,962
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50%
90%
AU$18.56 - AU$28.97
AU$19
AU$23
AU$29
MEDIAN: AU$22.80
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$73K
Salary AU$35,240 - AU$73,688
Bonus AU$650
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$39,384 - AU$63,075
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data AU$0AU$40
Hourly Rate AU$18.56 - AU$28.97
Hourly Tips AU$2.46
Overtime AU$20.20 - AU$40.48
Annual Data AU$0AU$63K
Bonus AU$650
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$39,384 - AU$63,075
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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

Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%