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Forklift Operator salary in United States

How much does a Forklift Operator make in the United States?

Average base salary

$5,250per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a forklift operator is $17.80 per hour in the United States and $5,250 overtime per year.138.7k salaries reported, updated at May 14, 2022.

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Top companies for Forklift Operators in United States

  1. Old Dominion Freight Line
    1228 reviews11 salaries reported
    $26.33per hour
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Highest paying cities for Forklift Operators in United States

  1. Atlanta, GA
    $18.70 per hour
    1041 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $18.54 per hour
    1471 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $18.20 per hour
    982 salaries reported
  1. Columbus, OH
    $17.79 per hour
    728 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $17.55 per hour
    629 salaries reported
  3. Fort Worth, TX
    $17.53 per hour
    1036 salaries reported
  1. Memphis, TN
    $17.32 per hour
    988 salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $17.08 per hour
    569 salaries reported
  3. Louisville, KY
    $16.91 per hour
    629 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Forklift Operators

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 43,378 ratings

44% of Forklift Operators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Warehouse Worker

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Average $20.79 per hour

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