A Forklift Driver earns an average wage of C$16.50 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$23,489 - C$61,399
C$23K
C$40K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$39,959
10%
50%
90%
C$12.45 - C$22.62
C$12
C$17
C$23
MEDIAN: C$16.56
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$61K
Salary C$23,489 - C$61,399
Bonus C$12.82 - C$5,068
Profit Sharing C$1,120
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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C$25,863 - C$52,329
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data C$0C$34
Hourly Rate C$12.45 - C$22.62
Hourly Tips C$3.02
Overtime C$17.34 - C$34.09
Annual Data C$0C$52K
Bonus C$12.82 - C$5,068
Profit Sharing C$1,120
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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C$25,863 - C$52,329
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 225

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 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

National Average: C$35,480

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.

Key Stats for Forklift Driver

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Forklift Driver Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
C$35,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%