Machine Operator/Forklift Operator

Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$23,000
$19,000
Min 10%
$23,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Springville, UT
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a machine operator/forklift operator make?
The national average salary for a Machine Operator/Forklift Operator in the U.S. is $23,352 annually or $11.23 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $28,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $19,000 per year. Professional companies and Construction companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Hawaii, District of Columbia, Alaska, New Mexico, and Wyoming have the highest paying Machine Operator/Forklift Operator jobs. The typical employment in the position spans 3.6 years.

Average Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Salary By Location

Machine Operator/Forklift Operators in the US makes an average salary of $23,352 per year or $11.23 per hour. Working in Springville, UT as a Machine Operator/Forklift Operator will pay you the highest wages at around $28,459 per year. Even an entry-level Machine Operator/Forklift Operator makes $18,000 per year in Springville, UT. Hawaii, District of Columbia, Alaska, New Mexico, and Wyoming are the top 5 highest earning states for Machine Operator/Forklift Operators. Ohio, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Delaware are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Springville, UT
$28,459
2
Lewisville, TX
$26,148
3
Belvidere, IL
$25,499

Average Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Machine Operator/Forklift Operator makes. Most Machine Operator/Forklift Operator jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. Machine Operator/Forklift Operators at James Hardie Building Products and ManpowerGroup report the highest salaries. Also, companies like Kelly Services and Automation Personnel Services pay their Machine Operator/Forklift Operators very well.

Average Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Machine Operator/Forklift Operator works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Transportation companies, Manufacturing companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for Machine Operator/Forklift Operators. Salaries for Machine Operator/Forklift Operators in Transportation companies average $23,940 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Retail companies pay $23,262 and $23,225, respectively. The average salary for Machine Operator/Forklift Operators in the Professional industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $23,024.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Transportation
$23,940
2
Manufacturing
$23,262
3
Retail
$23,225
4
Automotive
$23,216
5
Professional
$23,024

Recently Added Machine Operator/Forklift Operator Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Kelly Services
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
01/27/2020
$28,175
Automation Personnel Services
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
01/09/2020
$27,131
Peak
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
12/31/2019
$25,983
Luttrell Staffing Group
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
12/24/2019
$27,131
Kelly Services
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
12/09/2019
$33,392
Randstad
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
12/04/2019
$30,262
Automation Personnel Services
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
11/25/2019
$27,131
Spherion
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
11/22/2019
$29,218
Masterbrand Cabinets Inc.
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
11/19/2019
$31,618
Kelly Services
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator
11/14/2019
$28,175
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