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$24,549 - C$57,812
C$25K
C$38K
C$58K
MEDIAN: C$38,349
10%
50%
90%
C$13.58 - C$23.05
C$14
C$17
C$23
MEDIAN: C$16.62
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$57K
Salary C$24,549 - C$57,812
Bonus C$206.08 - C$3,878
Profit Sharing C$203.47
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$28,331 - C$51,172
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33
Hourly Data C$0C$35
Hourly Rate C$13.58 - C$23.05
Hourly Tips C$0.00
Overtime C$19.61 - C$35.59
Annual Data C$0C$51K
Bonus C$206.08 - C$3,878
Profit Sharing C$203.47
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$28,331 - C$51,172
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 531

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$35,619

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
C$36,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

forklift
▲13%

Safety Compliance
▲11%

Picking
▲3%

National Average
C$36,000

▼1%


Receiving
▼3%

Forklift Operator
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 26%