The average pay for a Forklift Operator is C$16.23 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are forklift and Safety Compliance.

C$24,202 - C$55,296
C$24K
C$35K
C$55K
MEDIAN: C$34,981
10%
50%
90%
C$13.33 - C$23.06
C$13
C$16
C$23
MEDIAN: C$16.39
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$55K
Salary C$24,202 - C$55,296
Bonus C$201 - C$3,624
Profit Sharing C$75.00 - C$2,200
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$27,647 - C$50,979
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data C$0C$35
Hourly Rate C$13.33 - C$23.06
Hourly Tips C$0.00
Overtime C$18.49 - C$35.27
Annual Data C$0C$50K
Bonus C$201 - C$3,624
Profit Sharing C$75.00 - C$2,200
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$27,647 - C$50,979
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 867

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.

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 positive trend. An entry-level Forklift Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$32,000 based on 291 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 C$36,000 based on 159 salaries. An experienced Forklift Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 112 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 C$41,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$35,051

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 Montreal Lasalle:
"Love the job."
Pros: Everything about the job.
Cons: Downtime can be a drag sometimes.

Forklift Operator in Whitby:
"Decent."
Pros: Friendly Managers and Supervisors.
Cons: People dont respect you, Expected to purchase jacket and hand warmers, noone really cares about you.

Forklift Operator in Milton:
Pros: The team mindset - everyone on the shift is friendly and curtious.
Cons: The work time period - 4:30pm to 3:00am.

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Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 131 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
C$35,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

forklift
▲15%

Safety Compliance
▲13%

Picking
▲4%

▲1%


National Average
C$35,000

Receiving
▼2%

Forklift Operator
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 24%