£18,416
Avg. Salary
£8.49
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Forklift Operator is £8.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Forklift Operator is £18,416 per year.

£7.30
10%
£8.49
50%
£12.55
90%
MEDIAN £8.49
£14k
10%
£18k
50%
£24k
90%
MEDIAN £18,416
£13,706 - £24,239
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MEDIAN: £18,416
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£7.30 - £12.55
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MEDIAN: £8.49
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£0£27K
Salary £13,706 - £24,239
Bonus £194 - £2,000
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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£14,856 - £27,909
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 21 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
Hourly Data £0£18
Hourly Rate £7.30 - £12.55
Overtime £7.47 - £18.06
Annual Data £0£27K
Bonus £194 - £2,000
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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£14,856 - £27,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 21 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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

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 ₤17,000 based on 61 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 ₤18,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Forklift Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤18,000 based on 25 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 ₤19,000 based on 9 salaries.

Forklift Operator Reviews

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

Forklift Operator in Melksham:
"Excellent."
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Non training opportunities

Forklift Operator in Manchester:
"Satisfaction."
Health & safety minded, be curtious to others be a team player do what is required for job or jobs you have to undertake.

Forklift Operator in Manchester:
"Satisfaction."
Health & safety minded, be curtious to others be a team player do what is required for job or jobs you have to undertake.

Forklift Operator in Halifax:
"No comment."
Pros: Im good at it.
Cons: Pay sucks.

Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Forklift Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
₤18,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Experienced
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 87%