Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Forklift Operator

Is a forklift operator an 'in-demand' occupation?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of fork lift operators is expected to grow 4% from 2018 to 2028, which is commensurate with the average growth rate for all occupations.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a forklift operator?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a forklift operator, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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What skills are needed to be a forklift operator?

The most important skills for a forklift operator to have include paying close attention to detail, a discipline to comply with safety and organizational standards, good hand-eye coordination and strong organizational skills. Possessing technical knowledge about the machines being operated and good judgment about risk and corresponding safety precautions are also important.

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