Forklift Operator in Tacoma Salary

How much does a Forklift Operator make in Tacoma, WA? A Forklift Operator in Tacoma earns an average of $14.74 per hour. This is 8% higher than the national average for a Forklift Operator which is $13.62 per hour. Wages for a Forklift Operator in Tacoma range from $11.42 per hour to $19.00 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Forklift Operator in Tacoma ranges from $23,920 to $42,734 annually. Job satisfaction is reported as 5 out of 5 stars. In Tacoma, men make up the majority of the workforce (100 percent). Many report receiving medical and dental benefits from their employer.

$11.42 - $19.00
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$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.74
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Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $11.42 - $19.00
Overtime $21.62
Annual Data $0$42K
Total Pay (?
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$23,920 - $42,734
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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.

About Tacoma, Washington

Pierce County, Washington
207,950
Male:
100,914 (48.5%)
Female:
107,036 (51.5%)
Tacoma (/təˈkoʊmə/, US dict: tə·kō′·mə) is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles (51 km) southwest of Seattle, 31 miles (50 km) northeast of the state capital, Olympia, and 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. The population was 198,397, according to the 2010 census. Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million people. Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, originally called Takhoma or Tahoma. It is locally known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced...
Tacoma:
$52,437
Washington:
$64,129
$987
Tacoma:
$218,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.9%

Forklift Operator Job Listings

Key Stats for Forklift Operator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
5%

Skills That Affect Forklift Operator Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲28%

Machine Operation
▲25%

Shipping
▲25%

Inventory Control
▲22%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 36%