Forklift operator

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

Average base salary
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62.2k salaries reported, updated at May 28, 2020
$14.44
per hour
The average salary for a forklift operator is $14.44 per hour in the United States and $5,250 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
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Overtime
$5,250
per year
Most common benefits
  • Referral program
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Most common benefits for Forklift Operators

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

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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