Forklift Driver Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$28,000
$24,000
$28,000
$32,000
Forklift Drivers in the United States make an average salary of $28,573 per year or $13.74 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $32,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Minnesota, Alaska, Wyoming, New York, and Washington provide the highest Forklift Driver salaries.
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Map of Forklift Driver Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Forklift Drivers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Forklift Driver Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Forklift Driver is roughly $28,573 per year, which boils down to $13.74 per hour. Interestingly enough, Forklift Drivers have the highest salaries in Middletown, NY at about $33,071 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Middletown, NY is $26,000. Additionally, Forklift Drivers make more than the average salary in Manchester, CT, Iowa City, IA, Portland, OR, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Holland, MI. On a more broad level, Forklift Driver salaries are highest in Minnesota, Alaska, Wyoming, New York, Washington, Vermont, and Connecticut. On the contrary, Texas, South Carolina, and Alabama offer the lowest Forklift Driver salaries.

Average Forklift Driver Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Forklift Driver, being employed by a company such as Lineage Logistics or Fresh Express would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like International Paper and Seneca Foods also report highly competitive salaries for Forklift Drivers.

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Average Forklift Driver Pay By Industry

The salary for a Forklift Driver can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Forklift Drivers tend to be found in Transportation, Retail, and Manufacturing companies. In fact, Forklift Drivers can make a yearly salary of $29,449 while working for Transportation companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Transportation
Transportation
$29,449
$29k
Retail
Retail
$28,968
$29k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$28,285
$28k
Professional
Professional
$26,460
$26k

Forklift Driver Salary History

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Forklift Driver Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Forklift Driver 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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$30,262
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$33,392
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