$20.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$992

Profit Sharing

$1,214

Commission

$2,035
A Forklift Mechanic earns an average wage of $20.65 per hour. A skill in Systems Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
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$33,409 - $83,838
$33K
$52K
$84K
MEDIAN: $52,151
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50%
90%

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$15.35 - $27.78
$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20.76
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$0$83K
Salary $33,409 - $83,838
Bonus $102 - $2,948
Profit Sharing $300 - $2,600
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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$33,011 - $62,916
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $15.35 - $27.78
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $22.93 - $43.13
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $102 - $2,948
Commission $2,035
Profit Sharing $300 - $2,600
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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$33,011 - $62,916
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 714

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

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

13%

National Average: $46,157

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

Forklift Mechanic Reviews

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

Forklift Mechanic in Tar Heel:
Pros: The type of work an the people I work with.
Cons: The conditions I have to work in.

Forklift Mechanic in San Antonio:
Pros: Keeps me very busy.
Cons: Very low pay for the amount of responsibility.

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Key Stats for Forklift Mechanic

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Forklift Mechanic Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

National Average
$46,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Forklift Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲12%




Heavy Equipment Repair
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Welding
▼7%

Troubleshooting
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 21%