$51,409
Avg. Salary
$21.12
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$993

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

$2,035

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Forklift Mechanic is $21.12 per hour.

The average pay for a Forklift Mechanic is $51,409 per year.

10%
$15.96
10%
$21.12
50%
$28.04
90%
90%
MEDIAN $21.12
10%
$34k
10%
$51k
50%
$93k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $51,409
$33,524 - $92,978
$34K
$51K
$93K
MEDIAN: $51,409
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90%

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$15.96 - $28.04
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$0$92K
Salary $33,524 - $92,978
Bonus $151 - $2,936
Profit Sharing $592 - $2,534
Commission $2,035
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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$34,233 - $62,731
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 42
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $15.96 - $28.04
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $23.34 - $42.62
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $151 - $2,936
Commission $2,035
Profit Sharing $592 - $2,534
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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$34,233 - $62,731
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 695

Job Description for Forklift Mechanic

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.

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Forklift Mechanic Tasks
  • 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.

Forklift Mechanic Job Listings

Popular Skills for Forklift Mechanic


Survey results show that Forklift Mechanics use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Industrial Hydraulics, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Automotive Engine Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Troubleshooting and Welding. It is often found that people who know Electronic Troubleshooting are also skilled in Automotive Engine Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Forklift Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Forklift Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 159 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forklift Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Forklift Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 150 salaries. A Forklift Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

12%

National Average: $46,446

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Forklift Mechanics, 30 percent above the national average. Forklift Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+13 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Louisville (+4 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Forklift Mechanics is geography, with workers in Grand Rapids earning a whopping 30 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Allentown and St. Louis (23 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Forklift Mechanic

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Forklift Mechanic Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Forklift Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲11%




Heavy Equipment Repair
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Welding
▼7%

Troubleshooting
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 20%