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How Much Does a Reach Truck Operator Earn In The United States?

Reach Truck Operator Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$30,000
$26,000
$30,000
$33,000
The average reach truck operator makes about $30,134 per year. That's $14.49 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $26,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $33,000. Many of reach truck operators seem to be drawn to retail and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case reach truck operators tend to work at transportation, manufacturing, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, North Dakota and Minnesota pay reach truck operators the highest salaries.
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Where Reach Truck Operators Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where reach truck operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Reach Truck Operators Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, North Dakota and Minnesota, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for reach truck operators. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Virginia, Florida, and South Carolina.
Location
1. Union City, CA
$32,889
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k
2. Philadelphia, PA
$32,194
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k
3. Salt Lake City, UT
$31,028
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k
4. Liberty, MO
$30,083
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k
5. Phoenix, AZ
$29,967
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k
6. Indianapolis, IN
$29,961
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k

High Paying Reach Truck Operator Jobs

Which Companies Pay Reach Truck Operators The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Express Services Inc and DB Schenker as they offer the highest salaries for reach truck operators.
Company
Avg. Salary
$28k
$40k
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$28k
$40k
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$28k
$40k
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$28k
$40k
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$28k
$40k
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$28k
$40k

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Reach Truck Operator Salary History

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    How Much Do Reach Truck Operators Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, reach truck operator salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that transportation, manufacturing, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for reach truck operators. For example, reach truck operators make a whopping average salary of $37,222 while working for transportation companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $34,877 at manufacturing companies and $31,942 at technology companies. But reach truck operators may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $31,786.
    1. Transportation
    $37,222
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $39k
    2. Manufacturing
    $34,877
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $39k
    3. Technology
    $31,942
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $39k
    4. Retail
    $31,786
    Avg. Salary
    $30k
    $39k

    How Experience Affects Reach Truck Operator Salaries

    The salary for a reach truck 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.

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    $35,479
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    $27,131
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    $33,392
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    $33,392
    $33,392
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    Hamilton, OH
    03/28/2021
    03/28/2021
    $32,349
    $32,349
    03/28/2021
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    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    03/27/2021
    03/27/2021
    $39,110
    $39,110
    03/27/2021
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    Jeffersonville, IN
    Jeffersonville, IN
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    03/26/2021
    Reach Truck Operator-Day Shift
    Reach Truck Operator-Day Shift
    Rock Hill, SC
    Rock Hill, SC
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $32,349
    $32,349
    03/25/2021