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

Average Fork Lift Operator Yearly Salary in the United States

Fork Lift Operators earn an average yearly salary of $31,932. Salaries typically start from $19,674 and go up to $46,943.

Average Fork Lift Operator Hourly Wage in the United States

Fork Lift Operators earn an average hourly wage of $15.35. Hourly wages typically start from $9.46 and go up to $22.57.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

85%
Full-Time
15%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
322
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 40th 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:

$22.57
an hour
$46,943.5
per year
Senior Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Senior Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$17.26
an hour
$35,896.4
per year
Experienced Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Experienced Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$13.49
an hour
$28,062.8
per year
Junior Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Junior Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$12.17
an hour
$25,315.3
per year
Starting Fork Lift Operator Earnings

Starting Fork Lift Operators in the United States earn:

$9.46
an hour
$19,673.7
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Fork Lift Operator Salary Comparison

Fork Lift Operators earn more than 12% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Gaffer Salary $33k
Metal Worker Salary $32k
Molding and Casting Worker Salary $32k
Stone Cutter Salary $32k
Construction Worker Salary $31k
Fork Lift Operator Salary $31k
Woodworker Salary $31k
Furniture Finisher Salary $31k
Hand Polishing Worker Salary $30k
Machine Feeder Salary $30k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Fork Lift Operator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Alaska $24.08 $50,080 # 1
Fork Lift Operator Salary in District of Columbia $23.13 $48,110 # 2
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Hawaii $22.48 $46,760 # 3
Fork Lift Operator Salary in North Dakota $20.42 $42,470 # 4
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Washington $20.00 $41,610 # 5
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Maryland $19.84 $41,270 # 6
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Connecticut $19.12 $39,760 # 7
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Massachusetts $18.69 $38,870 # 8
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New Hampshire $18.53 $38,540 # 9
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New York $18.48 $38,440 # 10
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Minnesota $18.37 $38,210 # 11
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Nevada $17.99 $37,410 # 12
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Rhode Island $17.98 $37,400 # 13
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Oregon $17.87 $37,160 # 14
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $17.74 $36,900 # 15
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Wyoming $17.58 $36,560 # 16
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Vermont $17.53 $36,460 # 17
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Delaware $17.48 $36,360 # 18
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Kansas $17.31 $36,000 # 19
Fork Lift Operator Salary in California $17.24 $35,850 # 20
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Virginia $17.04 $35,440 # 21
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New Jersey $17.03 $35,430 # 22
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Wisconsin $16.99 $35,330 # 23
Fork Lift Operator Salary in West Virginia $16.91 $35,170 # 24
Fork Lift Operator Salary in New Mexico $16.81 $34,970 # 25
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Colorado $16.75 $34,830 # 26
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Louisiana $16.61 $34,550 # 27
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Maine $16.55 $34,430 # 28
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Missouri $16.52 $34,360 # 29
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Illinois $16.52 $34,360 # 30
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Montana $16.47 $34,260 # 31
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Utah $16.40 $34,120 # 32
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Iowa $16.39 $34,100 # 33
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Michigan $16.35 $34,000 # 34
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Arizona $16.34 $33,980 # 35
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Ohio $16.13 $33,550 # 36
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Indiana $16.08 $33,450 # 37
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Florida $16.02 $33,330 # 38
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Idaho $15.88 $33,030 # 39
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Oklahoma $15.87 $33,010 # 40
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Nebraska $15.85 $32,960 # 41
Fork Lift Operator Salary in South Dakota $15.75 $32,770 # 42
Fork Lift Operator Salary in South Carolina $15.69 $32,630 # 43
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Alabama $15.37 $31,960 # 44
Fork Lift Operator Salary in United States $15.35 $31,931.5 # 45
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Georgia $15.33 $31,890 # 46
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Kentucky $15.11 $31,430 # 47
Fork Lift Operator Salary in North Carolina $15.07 $31,350 # 48
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Texas $14.88 $30,960 # 49
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Tennessee $14.75 $30,680 # 50
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Arkansas $14.73 $30,630 # 51
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Guam $14.50 $30,170 # 52
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Mississippi $14.18 $29,500 # 53
Fork Lift Operator Salary in Puerto Rico $10.42 $21,670 # 54