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How much does a Fork Lift Operator make in the United States?

Average Fork Lift Operator Hourly Wage in the United States

Fork Lift Operators earn a median hourly wage of $15.61. Hourly wages typically start from $10.85 and go up to $23.48.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Fork Lift Operator Yearly Salary in the United States

Fork Lift Operators earn a median salary of $32,460 per year. Salaries typically start from $22,570 and go up to $48,850.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

83%
Full-Time
17%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
267
RATINGS
Fork Lift Operators average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Fork Lift Operators in the 47th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Fork Lift Operator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Fork Lift Operator Earnings

The highest earning Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$23.48
an hour
$48,850
per year
Senior Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Senior Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$19.11
an hour
$39,750
per year
Experienced Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Experienced Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$15.61
an hour
$32,460
per year
Junior Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Junior Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$12.89
an hour
$26,800
per year
Starting Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Starting Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$10.85
an hour
$22,570
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Fork Lift Operator salary comparison

Fork Lift Operators earn less than 89% percent of Trades careers. Fork Lift Operator salaries are in the bottom 74% of all careers in the United States.

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Source:

Historical salary for Fork Lift Operators in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fork Lift Operator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Alaska $23.45 $48,780 # 1
Fork Lift Operator Salary in District of Columbia $25.19 $52,380 # 2
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Hawaii $21.44 $44,590 # 3
Fork Lift Operator Salary in North Dakota $18.84 $39,180 # 4
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Washington $18.45 $38,370 # 5
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Maryland $18.49 $38,460 # 6
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Connecticut $17.63 $36,660 # 7
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Massachusetts $17.38 $36,150 # 8
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New Hampshire $18.32 $38,100 # 9
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New York $17.71 $36,830 # 10
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Minnesota $17.83 $37,090 # 11
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Nevada $17.78 $36,990 # 12
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Rhode Island $17.59 $36,580 # 13
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Oregon $17.52 $36,450 # 14
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $17.27 $35,930 # 15
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Wyoming $16.93 $35,220 # 16
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Vermont $17.30 $35,990 # 17
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Delaware $16.93 $35,220 # 18
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Kansas $16.44 $34,200 # 19
Fork Lift Operator Salary in California $16.16 $33,610 # 20
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Virginia $16.45 $34,220 # 21
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New Jersey $15.94 $33,150 # 22
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Wisconsin $16.69 $34,710 # 23
Fork Lift Operator Salary in West Virginia $16.46 $34,230 # 24
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New Mexico $16.03 $33,340 # 25
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Colorado $16.43 $34,170 # 26
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Louisiana $16.08 $33,440 # 27
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Maine $16.07 $33,420 # 28
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Missouri $15.46 $32,160 # 29
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Illinois $15.48 $32,210 # 30
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Montana $15.89 $33,060 # 31
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Utah $15.66 $32,570 # 32
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Iowa $15.89 $33,040 # 33
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Michigan $15.07 $31,350 # 34
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Arizona $15.55 $32,340 # 35
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Ohio $15.45 $32,130 # 36
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Indiana $15.48 $32,190 # 37
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Florida $15.31 $31,840 # 38
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Idaho $16.08 $33,450 # 39
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Oklahoma $15.10 $31,400 # 40
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Nebraska $15.07 $31,340 # 41
Fork Lift Operator Salary in South Dakota $15.31 $31,840 # 42
Fork Lift Operator Salary in South Carolina $14.66 $30,490 # 43
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Alabama $14.43 $30,010 # 44
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Georgia $14.50 $30,150 # 45
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Kentucky $14.51 $30,180 # 46
Fork Lift Operator Salary in North Carolina $14.74 $30,660 # 47
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Texas $14.25 $29,650 # 48
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Tennessee $14.28 $29,700 # 49
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Arkansas $13.85 $28,810 # 50
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Mississippi $13.63 $28,350 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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