Forklift Operator Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 62,963 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: October 10, 2019
Average salary
$13.89 per hour
  • Most Reported
$7.25
$23.00
Salary Distribution

Average additional compensation

Overtime pay
$5,250
/ year

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

The average salary for a Forklift Operator is $13.89 per hour in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 62,963 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Forklift Operator employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Forklift Operator is less than 1 year.
Forklift Operator salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$21.46 per hour
$17.32 per hour
$17.05 per hour
$16.36 per hour
$16.10 per hour
$16.09 per hour
$15.92 per hour
$21.19 per hour
$18.22 per hour
$16.89 per hour
Forklift Operator salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$13.64 per hour
$13.79 per hour
$13.06 per hour
$14.04 per hour
$13.94 per hour

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