The average rate for a Forklift Operator in Edmonton, Alberta is C$19.34 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Inventory Control is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$15.46 - C$25.39
C$15
C$20
C$25
MEDIAN: C$19.67
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$40
Hourly Rate C$15.46 - C$25.39
Hourly Tips C$0.43
Overtime C$1.51 - C$40.23
Annual Data C$0C$58K
Bonus C$1,150
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$32,288 - C$58,142
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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.

Forklift Operator Job Listings

Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲2%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
C$42,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

Inventory Control
▲14%

Shipping
▼0%

National Average
C$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%