C$41,026
Avg. Salary
C$16.69
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,464

Bonus

C$1,060

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Forklift Driver is C$16.69 per hour.

The average pay for a Forklift Driver is C$41,026 per year.

C$13.13
10%
C$16.69
50%
C$23.10
90%
MEDIAN C$16.69
C$23k
10%
C$41k
50%
C$61k
90%
MEDIAN C$41,026
C$23,489 - C$61,277
C$23K
C$41K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$41,026
10%
50%
90%
C$13.13 - C$23.10
C$13
C$17
C$23
MEDIAN: C$16.69
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$61K
Salary C$23,489 - C$61,277
Bonus C$253 - C$6,510
Profit Sharing C$1,060
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).
)
C$27,175 - C$53,141
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data C$0C$36
Hourly Rate C$13.13 - C$23.10
Hourly Tips C$3.02
Overtime C$11.85 - C$36.79
Annual Data C$0C$53K
Bonus C$253 - C$6,510
Profit Sharing C$1,060
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).
)
C$27,175 - C$53,141
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 223

Job Description for Forklift Driver

A forklift driver often works in a warehouse, at a construction site, or in a retail environment. The forklift driver may place items onto the forklift, so this job sometimes requires the ability to lift heavy items. The forklift driver may also have to climb under and on top of railcars, so it is important to be able to perform this physical duty.

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Forklift Driver Tasks

  • Operate forklift.
  • Assist stockers as needed.
  • Assist the receiving staff by placing the merchandise in the proper location throughout the warehouse using a scanner.
  • Return the merchandise to the proper location.

Forklift Driver Pay By Employer

$0$47K

$37,987

$26,477

$26,617

XPO Logistics
8 profiles
$27,278

$37,440

Genco
6 profiles
$26,015

$37,333

$24,879

$26,043

FedEx Freight
4 profiles
$38,587

Forklift Driver Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Driver

Pay by Experience for a Forklift Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Forklift Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$34,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forklift Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$37,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Forklift Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 44 salaries. A Forklift Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

3%

National Average: C$35,870

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

Forklift Driver Reviews

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

Forklift Driver in Halifax:
Pros: Close to home, hours.
Cons: Pay.

Forklift Driver in Courtenay:
"Fast pace, must be skillfull with hydraulic equipment."
Pros: High risk, heavy equipment, fast paced.
Cons: Stressful to keep up with demand between unloading trucks coming in and going out with time deadlines.

Forklift Driver in Milton:
"New Vocation."
Pros: The people, every one in all departments are willing to help each other, and everyone gets along (no infighting).
Cons: Much lower income compared to my 32 year career in newspaper printing.

Forklift Driver in Agassiz:
Well set hours per day you are willing to work for the monry the emoloyer is willing to pay.

Key Stats for Forklift Driver

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Forklift Driver Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
C$36,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%