Lift Truck Operator

Lift Truck Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$23,000
$20,000
Min 10%
$23,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Mathis Brothers Furniture
Highest Paying City
Cranston, RI
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a lift truck operator make?
The national average salary for a Lift Truck Operator in the United States is $23,509 per year or $11.3 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 7,000. The top 10 percent earn over $27,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $20,000 annually. Most Lift Truck Operator jobs are in Construction companies and Retail companies. The best states for high paying Lift Truck Operator jobs are Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, District of Columbia, and Vermont. Most Lift Truck Operators spend 3.4 years in the position.
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Average Lift Truck Operator Salary By Location

As a Lift Truck Operator in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $23,509 per year or $11.3 per hour. Lift Truck Operators make the most in Cranston, RI at about $18,112 per year. The average starting salary in Cranston, RI for Lift Truck Operators is $16,000. Some of the states with the best Lift Truck Operator salaries are Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, District of Columbia, Vermont, Florida, and New York. Indiana, Mississippi, and Delaware have the lowest Lift Truck Operator salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Cranston, RI
$18,112
2
Orlando, FL
$18,096
3
Chaska, MN
$17,938
4
Milpitas, CA
$16,909
5
Phoenix, AZ
$16,753

Average Lift Truck Operator Salary By Company

If you are a Lift Truck Operator, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Construction companies and Retail companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Mathis Brothers Furniture and Kroger are the best paying companies for Lift Truck Operators. Companies like Engineered Floors and RR Donnelley & Sons Company also pay high salaries to their Lift Truck Operators.

Average Lift Truck Operator Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Lift Truck Operator works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Transportation companies, Manufacturing companies, and Automotive companies tend to have the highest salaries for Lift Truck Operators. Transportation companies pay Lift Truck Operators an average salary of $24,239, Manufacturing companies pay $24,039, and Automotive companys come in at $24,001. The average salary for Lift Truck Operators in the Retail industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $22,804.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Transportation
$24,239
2
Manufacturing
$24,039
3
Automotive
$24,001
4
Retail
$22,804

Recently Added Lift Truck Operator Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Lift Truck Operator
01/29/2020
$41,552
Weyerhaeuser Company
Lift Truck Operator
01/25/2020
$37,190
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Lift Truck Operator
01/22/2020
$38,881
Shaw Industries Inc.
Lift Truck Operator
01/21/2020
$42,992
Shaw Industries Inc.
Lift Truck Operator
01/20/2020
$38,881
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Lift Truck Operator
01/18/2020
$38,401
Weyerhaeuser
Lift Truck Operator
01/06/2020
$37,190
Randstad
Lift Truck Operator
12/20/2019
$29,009
Rosboro Company, LLC
Lift Truck Operator
11/24/2019
$43,305
Randstad
Lift Truck Operator
11/22/2019
$20,870
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