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

101.6k salaries reported, updated at May 16, 2021
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The average salary for a forklift operator is $15.25 per hour in the United States and $5,250 overtime per year.

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Most common benefits

  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
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Most common benefits for Forklift Operators

  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition reimbursement
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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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