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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 $15.43. Hourly wages typically start from $10.41 and go up to $23.44.

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 $32,090 per year. Salaries typically start from $21,640 and go up to $48,740.

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
195
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 52th 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:

$23.44
an hour
$48,740
per year
Senior Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Senior Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$19.04
an hour
$39,600
per year
Experienced Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Experienced Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$15.43
an hour
$32,090
per year
Junior Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Junior Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$12.52
an hour
$26,040
per year
Starting Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Starting Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$10.41
an hour
$21,640
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 88% percent of Trades careers. Fork Lift Operator salaries are in the bottom 78% of all careers in the United States.

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Radio Mechanic Salary $51k
Derrick Operator Salary $48k
Carpenter Salary $42k
Automotive Service Technician Salary $37k
Faller Salary $36k
Fork Lift Operator Salary $32k
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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 $22.91 $47,650 # 1
Fork Lift Operator Salary in District of Columbia $24.93 $51,860 # 2
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Hawaii $21.43 $44,560 # 3
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Washington $18.49 $38,450 # 4
Fork Lift Operator Salary in North Dakota $18.42 $38,310 # 5
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Maryland $17.85 $37,130 # 6
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Massachusetts $18.18 $37,820 # 7
Fork Lift Operator Salary in California $16.77 $34,880 # 8
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Wyoming $16.95 $35,260 # 9
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $17.27 $35,930 # 10
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Minnesota $17.44 $36,270 # 11
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New York $17.02 $35,410 # 12
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Rhode Island $17.26 $35,910 # 13
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New Hampshire $17.42 $36,230 # 14
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Nevada $17.25 $35,890 # 15
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Connecticut $16.30 $33,910 # 16
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Oregon $17.09 $35,550 # 17
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New Jersey $16.28 $33,850 # 18
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Vermont $16.68 $34,700 # 19
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Virginia $16.12 $33,540 # 20
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Montana $15.36 $31,940 # 21
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Illinois $15.76 $32,780 # 22
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Utah $16.11 $33,520 # 23
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Louisiana $16.05 $33,370 # 24
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Kansas $15.83 $32,920 # 25
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Wisconsin $16.02 $33,320 # 26
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Colorado $15.97 $33,220 # 27
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Delaware $15.00 $31,200 # 28
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Indiana $15.52 $32,280 # 29
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Missouri $15.04 $31,280 # 30
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Michigan $14.84 $30,870 # 31
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Maine $15.49 $32,220 # 32
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Nebraska $15.21 $31,640 # 33
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Ohio $15.14 $31,500 # 34
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Arizona $14.84 $30,870 # 35
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Oklahoma $15.04 $31,280 # 36
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Iowa $15.22 $31,660 # 37
Fork Lift Operator Salary in West Virginia $14.59 $30,350 # 38
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New Mexico $14.33 $29,810 # 39
Fork Lift Operator Salary in South Dakota $15.06 $31,320 # 40
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Florida $14.84 $30,870 # 41
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Idaho $15.88 $33,020 # 42
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Kentucky $14.40 $29,960 # 43
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Alabama $13.85 $28,810 # 44
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Georgia $14.06 $29,250 # 45
Fork Lift Operator Salary in North Carolina $14.27 $29,690 # 46
Fork Lift Operator Salary in South Carolina $13.96 $29,040 # 47
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Texas $13.87 $28,840 # 48
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Tennessee $13.66 $28,400 # 49
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Arkansas $13.37 $27,810 # 50
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Mississippi $12.90 $26,840 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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