Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Forklift Operator is $14.27
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forklift Operators?
An early career Forklift Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.88 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Forklift Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.92 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Forklift …Read more
What Do Forklift Operators Do?
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 …Read more