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3,579 Forklift Operator Salaries

Forklift Operators earn $26,000 annually on average, or $13 per hour, which is 87% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Forklift Operators work for KBR at $82,000 annually while the lowest paid Forklift Operators work for Plastek earning approximately $16,000 each year.

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$26K AmeriCold Logistics' Average Forklift Operator Salary (46 salaries)

Equal to national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$15K (44%) less than average AmeriCold Logistics salary ($41K)
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+$16K (47%) more than average AmeriCold Logistics Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
"It's ok but in comparison to other companies it could be more"
-$6K (26%) less than average AmeriCold Logistics Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
+$4K (14%) more than average AmeriCold Logistics Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
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$26K IKEA's Average Forklift Operator Salary (18 salaries)

Equal to national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$4K (14%) less than average IKEA salary ($30K)
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+$9K (29%) more than average IKEA Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
+$4K (14%) more than average IKEA Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
+$4K (14%) more than average IKEA Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
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$26K Penske's Average Forklift Operator Salary (10 salaries)

Equal to national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$18K (51%) less than average Penske salary ($44K)
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-$6K (26%) less than average Penske Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$4K (16%) less than average Penske Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$2K (8%) less than average Penske Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
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$24K Amazon's Average Forklift Operator Salary (4 salaries)

-$2K (8%) less than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$31K (78%) less than average Amazon salary ($55K)
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+$1K (4%) more than average Amazon Forklift Operator salary ($24K)
"I say the pay is right for the job. It's not difficult being a good fork lift operator."
Equal to average Amazon Forklift Operator salary ($24K)
Equal to average Amazon Forklift Operator salary ($24K)
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$24K Trane's Average Forklift Operator Salary (2 salaries)

-$2K (8%) less than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$28K (73%) less than average Trane salary ($52K)
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-$1K (4%) less than average Trane Forklift Operator salary ($24K)
"The pay at Trane was $11.00 a hour I feel other jobs offer more but I stayed with the company and gave my all no matter how much more money I could have been making."
Equal to average Trane Forklift Operator salary ($24K)

$54K Sysco's Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

+$28K (70%) more than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$1K (1%) less than average Sysco salary ($55K)
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Equal to average Sysco Forklift Operator salary ($54K)
"Especially as an order selector, researching the wages of that job title I found that a lot of those jobs offer between. $12- $18 an hour with an average of $14. Sysco starts you off right away at $18 and you can top off all the way up to $25, not to mention an incentive program that can bump you up to as much as $30 an hour, depending on how hard you work."

$38K Meyer Distributing's Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

+$12K (37%) more than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$2K (5%) less than average Meyer Distributing salary ($40K)
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Equal to average Meyer Distributing Forklift Operator salary ($38K)
"Great"

$33K LOWA Boots' Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

+$7K (23%) more than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$11K (28%) less than average LOWA Boots salary ($44K)
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Equal to average LOWA Boots Forklift Operator salary ($33K)
" I feel am underpaid."

$31K HelloFresh's Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

+$5K (17%) more than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$38K (76%) less than average HelloFresh salary ($69K)
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Equal to average HelloFresh Forklift Operator salary ($31K)
"Pay good but not well"

$29K ALPCO's Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

+$3K (10%) more than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$13K (36%) less than average ALPCO salary ($42K)
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Equal to average ALPCO Forklift Operator salary ($29K)
"To be honest, I believe that as a whole Certified Forklift operators are being underpaid."
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