Lift Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$28,000
$23,000
$28,000
$33,000
Did you know that the average Lift Operator makes $28,595 per year? That's valued at $13.75 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $24,000 and $34,000, meaning Lift Operators have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Lift Operators find a job with Professional and Manufacturing companies, while others work for Manufacturing, Retail, and Transportation companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, Washington and New York are the top states in the U.S. to pay Lift Operators the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Kent, WA
$35,822
Edina, MN
$34,618
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Map of Lift Operator Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Lift Operator Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Washington and New York, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Lift Operators. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Kentucky, Nebraska, and Louisiana.

Average Lift Operator Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Lift Operator, being employed by a company such as Pactiv or American Axle & Manufacturing would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Niagara Bottling and Rooms To Go also report highly competitive salaries for Lift Operators.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Lift Operator Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Lift Operator salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Manufacturing, Retail, and Transportation companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Lift Operators. For example, Lift Operators make a whopping average salary of $29,289 while working for Manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $29,102 at Retail companies and $28,305 at Transportation companies. But Lift Operators may want to avoid working in the Professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $26,380.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$29,289
$29k
Retail
Retail
$29,102
$29k
Transportation
Transportation
$28,305
$28k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$26,852
$27k
Professional
Professional
$26,380
$26k

Lift Operator Salary History

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Lift Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Lift 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.

Recently Added Lift Operator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Onesource Staffing Solutions
Onesource Staffing Solutions
Production/Packaging Day Work-Week)
Production/Packaging Day Work-Week)
Production/Packaging Day Work-Week)
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$25,044
$25,044
06/29/2020
Fork Lift Operator
Fork Lift Operator
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$30,262
$30,262
06/26/2020
Forklift/Scissor Lift Operator
Forklift/Scissor Lift Operator
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$31,305
$31,305
06/26/2020
Production/Packaging
Production/Packaging
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$30,262
$30,262
06/25/2020
Production Packaging
Production Packaging
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$22,957
$22,957
06/23/2020
Lh41-Fork Lift Operator
Lh41-Fork Lift Operator
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$21,914
$21,914
06/23/2020
Fork Lift Operator
Fork Lift Operator
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$30,262
$30,262
06/22/2020
Fork Lift Operators
Fork Lift Operators
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$25,044
$25,044
06/22/2020
Lh41-Fork Lift Operator
Lh41-Fork Lift Operator
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$31,305
$31,305
06/22/2020
Lh41-Fork Lift Operator
Lh41-Fork Lift Operator
06/20/2020
06/20/2020
$33,267
$33,267
06/20/2020