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How Much Does a Dock Worker/Forklift Operator Earn In The United States?

Dock Worker/Forklift Operator Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$39,000
$38,000
$39,000
$40,000
Dock worker/forklift operators in the United States make an average salary of $39,650 per year or $19.06 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $38,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $40,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Kansas, Wyoming, Alaska, Washington, and Connecticut provide the highest dock worker/forklift operator salaries.
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Where Dock Worker/Forklift Operators Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where dock worker/forklift operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Dock Worker/Forklift Operators Earn In Different Cities?

While a dock worker/forklift operator can average a salary of $39,650 per year, or $19.06 per hour, there are many opportunities for dock worker/forklift operators to make more. For example, in Wichita, KS you might make $45,467 per year. Other high-paying locations include Roseville, MN, Neenah, WI and Cedar Rapids, IA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Wichita, KS where the average starting salary is $39,000. The highest paying states for dock worker/forklift operators include Kansas, Wyoming and Alaska. Meanwhile, South Carolina, Utah, and North Carolina offer the lowest salaries.
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1. Wichita, KS
$45,467
Avg. Salary
$33k
$49k
2. Roseville, MN
$40,074
Avg. Salary
$33k
$49k
3. Neenah, WI
$39,955
Avg. Salary
$33k
$49k
4. Cedar Rapids, IA
$39,305
Avg. Salary
$33k
$49k
5. Warren, MI
$38,910
Avg. Salary
$33k
$49k
6. Omaha, NE
$38,317
Avg. Salary
$33k
$49k

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Which Companies Pay Dock Worker/Forklift Operators The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Crosscountry Courier and Dayton Freight as they offer the highest salaries for dock worker/forklift operators.
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Avg. Salary
$36k
$40k
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$36k
$40k
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$36k
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    How Experience Affects Dock Worker/Forklift Operator Salaries

    The salary for a dock worker/forklift operator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Saint Peters, MO
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    03/28/2021
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    $40,258
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    Madison, WI
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    03/28/2021
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    $40,258
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    Greenwood, IN
    Greenwood, IN
    03/27/2021
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    $40,258
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    03/27/2021
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    $40,258
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    Saint Peters, MO
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    03/27/2021
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    $40,258
    $40,258
    03/27/2021
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    Kent, OH
    Kent, OH
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $40,258
    $40,258
    03/26/2021
    Dock Worker/Forklift Operator
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    Mentor, OH
    Mentor, OH
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $40,258
    $40,258
    03/26/2021
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    Greenwood, IN
    Greenwood, IN
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $40,258
    $40,258
    03/26/2021
    Dock Worker/Forklift Operator
    Dock Worker/Forklift Operator
    Roseville, MN
    Roseville, MN
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $40,258
    $40,258
    03/26/2021
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    Des Plaines, IL
    Des Plaines, IL
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $40,258
    $40,258
    03/26/2021