FORKLIFT OPERATOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$27,000
$22,000
Min 10%
$27,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Kroger
Highest Paying City
Stockton, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a forklift operator make?
Forklift Operators in America make, on average, $27,983 a year or $13.45 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $34,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $22,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Forklift Operators are Professional companies and Retail companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Forklift Operator salaries are Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota, California, and Nevada. The typical employment for a Forklift Operator is 2.9 years.

Average Forklift Operator Salary By Company

There is good job security in Forklift Operator positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Forklift Operator jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Kroger and H-E-B are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Saputo Inc. or Burton Lumber, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Forklift Operators.

Average Forklift Operator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Forklift Operator in the USA is $27,983 annually or $13.45 hourly. Working in Stockton, CA as a Forklift Operator will pay you the highest wages at around $31,653 per year. The average entry-level salary in Stockton, CA is $20,000. Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota, California, and Nevada are the highest paying states. Arkansas, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina have the lowest reported salaries for Forklift Operators.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Stockton, CA
$31,653
2
Salt Lake City, UT
$30,539
3
Minneapolis, MN
$30,255
4
Phoenix, AZ
$29,842
5
Denver, CO
$29,723

Average Forklift Operator Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Forklift Operator works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Transportation companies, Manufacturing companies, and Hospitality companies pay their Forklift Operators well. Transportation companies pay Forklift Operators an average salary of $28,484, Manufacturing companies pay $28,050, and Hospitality companys come in at $28,006. At $27,580, the average salary for Forklift Operators in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Transportation
$28,484
2
Manufacturing
$28,050
3
Hospitality
$28,006
4
Retail
$27,854
5
Professional
$27,580

RECENTLY ADDED Forklift Operator SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Connections Personnel
Forklift Operator
10/31/2019
$33,392
Nesco Resource
Forklift Operator
Cincinnati, OH
10/31/2019
$31,305
Pro Staff
Forklift Operator
10/31/2019
$27,131
AJM Packaging Corporation
Forklift Operator
10/31/2019
$28,175
Maleko Personnel
Forklift Operator
Modesto, CA
10/31/2019
$31,305
General Labor and Industrial Staffing Services
Forklift Operator
Portland, OR
10/31/2019
$29,218
Aerotek
Forklift Operator
10/31/2019
$29,218
Corestaff Services
Forklift Operator
10/31/2019
$32,349
Onin Staffing
Forklift Operator
Garland, TX
10/31/2019
$27,131
Axcess Staffing Services
Forklift Operator
10/31/2019
$29,218
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