PRODUCTION FORKLIFT OPERATOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$23,000
$20,000
Min 10%
$23,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Saddle Creek Corporation
Highest Paying City
Windsor, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a production forklift operator make?
Production Forklift Operators in America make, on average, $23,336 a year or $11.22 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. Professional companies and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Production Forklift Operator salaries are California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The typical employment in the position spans 3.3 years.

Average Production Forklift Operator Salary By Company

Production Forklift Operators can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Professional companies and Hospitality companies have the most job opportunities for Production Forklift Operators. Production Forklift Operators at Saddle Creek Corporation and Randstad USA report the highest salaries. Companies like TreeHouse Foods and Kelly Services also pay high salaries to their Production Forklift Operators.

Average Production Forklift Operator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Production Forklift Operator in the USA is $23,336 annually or $11.22 hourly. The top city when it comes to Production Forklift Operator salaries is Windsor, CA at $29,409 per year. The average entry-level salary in Windsor, CA is $17,000. California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas are the states with the highest payscale for Production Forklift Operators. Alaska, Kentucky, West Virginia, New Hampshire, and Maine are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Windsor, CA
$29,409
2
Baytown, TX
$26,422
3
Ardmore, OK
$26,060
4
Saint Cloud, MN
$23,568
5
Fargo, ND
$23,400

Average Production Forklift Operator Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Production Forklift Operator works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Hospitality companies, and Professional companies tend to have the highest salaries for Production Forklift Operators. Manufacturing companies pay Production Forklift Operators an average salary of $23,770, Hospitality companies pay $23,726, and Professional companys come in at $22,915. The average salary for Production Forklift Operators in the Automotive industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $22,767.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Manufacturing
$23,770
2
Hospitality
$23,726
3
Professional
$22,915
4
Retail
$22,864
5
Automotive
$22,767

RECENTLY ADDED Production Forklift Operator SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Nesco Resource
Production Forklift Operator
10/31/2019
$29,218
J.R. Simplot Company
Production Forklift Operator
10/19/2019
$37,357
Randstad
Production Forklift Operator
10/15/2019
$26,609
Plantgistix
Production Forklift Operator
10/14/2019
$29,218
Randstad
Production Forklift Operator
10/08/2019
$25,545
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Production Forklift Operator
09/25/2019
$47,584
Volt Workforce Solutions
Production Forklift Operator
09/19/2019
$29,218
Randstad
Production Forklift Operator
09/17/2019
$25,545
Randstad
Production Forklift Operator
09/06/2019
$26,609
Kelly Services
Production Forklift Operator
08/29/2019
$31,305
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