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Average Forklift Operator Hourly Pay in Canada

C$17.75
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
C$1,006
Bonus
C$750
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Forklift Operator in Canada is C$17.75.
10%
CA$14.43
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CA$17.75
90%
CA$24.40
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Hourly Rate
C$14 - C$24
Bonus
C$101 - C$4,055
Profit Sharing
C$20 - C$2,980
Total Pay
C$30,184 - C$53,523
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What Do Forklift Operators Do?

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

Job Satisfaction for Forklift Operator

3.3 out of 5
(166)
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What Are Popular Skills for Forklift Operators?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operators?

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$16.32 based on 24 salaries. An early career Forklift Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.75 based on 325 salaries. A mid-career Forklift Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.17 based on 198 salaries. An experienced Forklift Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.38 based on 186 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$19.
Employees with Forklift Operator in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 10.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (4.6% more) and Toronto, Ontario (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Surrey, British Columbia (2.9% less), Brampton, Ontario (2.0% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 869 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.8%
Early Career
37.4%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
21.4%
Late Career
15.7%