The average hourly pay for a Forklift Driver in United Kingdom is £8.41.
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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. Furthermore, it is important to understand the logistics of the facility being worked in and to place items in the proper area. Usually, the forkli…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Forklift Driver
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Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Driver
An entry-level Forklift Driver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £8.10 based on 101 salaries. An early career Forklift Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.22 based on 296 salaries. A mid-career Forklift Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.29 based on 167 salaries. An experienced Forklift Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.61 based on 149 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £9.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Forklift Driver in their job title in Birmingham, England: Birmingham earn an average of 36.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Birmingham, England: West Midlands (3.6% more) and Northampton, England: Northamptonshire (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (8.9% less), Liverpool, England: Liverpool (2.0% less) and Leicester, England: Leicestershire (0.7% less).
Years of Experience
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