£8.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£840

Profit Sharing

£1,659

The average rate for a Forklift Driver is £7.99 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

£13,843 - £24,679
£14K
£18K
£25K
MEDIAN: £18,093
10%
50%
90%
£6.96 - £11.05
£7
£8
£11
MEDIAN: £8.11
10%
50%
90%
£0£24K
Salary £13,843 - £24,679
Bonus £0.00 - £3,649
Profit Sharing £1,659
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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£14,431 - £24,827
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 219
Hourly Data £0£20
Hourly Rate £6.96 - £11.05
Hourly Tips £20.83
Overtime £8.26 - £16.24
Annual Data £0£24K
Bonus £0.00 - £3,649
Profit Sharing £1,659
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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£14,431 - £24,827
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 471

Job Description for Forklift Driver

A forklift driver often works in a warehouse, at a construction site, or in a retail environment. The forklift driver may place items onto the forklift, so this job sometimes requires the ability to lift heavy items. The forklift driver may also have to climb under and on top of railcars, so it is important to be able to perform this physical duty.

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Forklift Driver Tasks

  • Operate forklift.
  • Assist stockers as needed.
  • Assist the receiving staff by placing the merchandise in the proper location throughout the warehouse using a scanner.
  • Return the merchandise to the proper location.

Forklift Driver Pay By Employer

$0$46K

$38,089

$27,063

$26,416

XPO Logistics
8 profiles
$27,278

$35,360

Genco
6 profiles
$26,015

$24,379

$37,988

$26,043

FedEx Freight
4 profiles
$38,587

Forklift Driver Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Driver

Pay by Experience for a Forklift Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Forklift Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 200 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forklift Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Forklift Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤19,000 based on 83 salaries. A Forklift Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤19,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £17,723

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Forklift Driver Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Forklift Driver?

Forklift Driver in Loughborough:
"Responsibility."
Pros: That you are on the wheels all day.
Cons: Weather .rain, snow, wind, cold.

Forklift Driver in Hartlepool:
Pros: Te ability be left in charge at a young age.
Cons: Very low health and safety. Quite worrying at times I work alone for 6 hours a night with out seeing anybody else.

Forklift Driver in Birmingham:
"New bee."
Pros: Driver & learning new skills on the job, meeting new people.
Cons: The working hours and shift patterns.

Forklift Driver in Fenton:
"Fairly easy."
Pros: It's always interesting and always keeps you on your toes.
Cons: On occasion colleague can be rather annoying.

Forklift Driver in Milton Keynes:
"Good."
Pros: Everything.
Cons: No pay rises.

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Key Stats for Forklift Driver

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Forklift Driver Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
₤18,000

▼3%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Forklift Driver Salaries

Driving
▼0%

National Average
₤18,000

Picking
▼2%


forklift
▼6%

Driver/Core Development
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 85%