Forklift operator

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How much does a forklift operator make in Chicago, IL?

Average salary
per hour
5% above national average
181 salaries reported
The average salary for a forklift operator is $14.85 per hour in Chicago, IL.
Salary estimates are based on 181 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by forklift operator employees, users, and collected from past and present job posts on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a forklift operator is less than 1 year.

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Most common benefits for forklift operators

  • Referral Program
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Health Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Life Insurance

Salary satisfaction


Based on 42,056 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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