To become a pallet jack operator, you usually need a high school diploma. The most common jobs before becoming a pallet jack operator are forklift operator, cashier, and warehouse worker. Hiring managers expect a pallet jack operator to have soft skills such as alertness, communication skills, and coordination. Once you have all the required skills and experience, it takes an average of less than 1 month of job training to become a pallet jack operator.
The national average salary for pallet jack operators is $34,098, but with the right certifications and experience, they can make up to $40,000. Getting a certification as a Operator Certification will help you to earn more as a pallet jack operator.
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 4% and produce 32,600 job opportunities across the U.S.