Average Forklift Operator Hourly Pay in Canada

C$17.17
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
C$1,004
Bonus
C$750
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Forklift Operator in Canada is C$17.17.
10%
C$13.89
10%
C$17.17
50%
C$23.55
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$17.17
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Hourly Rate
C$14 - C$24
Bonus
C$103 - C$3,973
Profit Sharing
C$100 - C$4,450
Total Pay
C$29,187 - C$52,297

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Job Description for Forklift Operator

Forklift Operator Tasks
  • Operate a forklift to move and stack merchandise.
  • Keep an inventory of product availability and location.

Popular Employer Salaries for Forklift Operator

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Forklift Operator. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Forklift Operator
Forklift Driver
Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Forklift Operator

Skills in Shipping, Inventory Control, Machine Operation, Picking and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operator

An entry-level Forklift Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$15.53 based on 24 salaries. An early career Forklift Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.14 based on 379 salaries. A mid-career Forklift Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.78 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Forklift Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.81 based on 204 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$18.
Employees with Forklift Operator in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 14.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (6.4% more) and Toronto, Ontario (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (10.6% less), Brampton, Ontario (2.7% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 947 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.5%
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
23.1%
Experienced
21.5%
Late Career
12.8%

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