Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Forklift Mechanic is $22.08
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Mechanics?
An entry-level Forklift Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.24 based on 16 salaries. An early career Forklift Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.18 based on 182 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Forklift Mechanics Do?
Forklift mechanics generally work with either diesel- or propane-powered forklifts and perform routine maintenance and repairs on forklifts and their engines. These mechanics must be able to utilize diagnostic tools in order to identify underlying problems, and knowledge of the many parts of a forklift is essential to perform the work safely; this includes their electrical systems, brakes, hydraulics, cooling systems, and engines.
Forklift mechanics must be able to use jacks, usually of the …Read more
- Maintain and repair heavy equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical machinery and systems.
- Maintain shop supplies, shop and tools.
- Read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints and schematics.