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3,524 Forklift Operator Salaries

Forklift Operators earn $26,000 annually on average, or $13 per hour, which is 80% 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 Landshire earning approximately $16,000 each year.

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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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$24K Amazon.com's Average Forklift Operator Salary (4 salaries)

-$2K (8%) less than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$31K (78%) less than average Amazon.com salary ($55K)
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+$1K (4%) more than average Amazon.com 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.com Forklift Operator salary ($24K)
Equal to average Amazon.com Forklift Operator salary ($24K)
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$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."

$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."

$28K Alexim Trading's Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

+$2K (7%) more than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$6K (19%) less than average Alexim Trading salary ($34K)
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Equal to average Alexim Trading Forklift Operator salary ($28K)
"I started at $23,000 at year and then I finished at $26,500 a year."

$25K Newman Technology's Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

-$1K (3%) less than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$9K (30%) less than average Newman Technology salary ($34K)
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Equal to average Newman Technology Forklift Operator salary ($25K)
"Newman underpaid the employees. They start you at $11 an hour as a regular associate, that's running a forklift or a machine. There is no difference to them. Other companies in the area start operators at $14 an hour and forklift operators at $16 an hour."

$23K Ccatalina Graphics' Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

-$3K (12%) less than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
Equal to average Ccatalina Graphics salary ($23K)
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Equal to average Ccatalina Graphics Forklift Operator salary ($23K)
"Very slow at times. Spent more time sweeping the floors. Some people were sent home every couple of days as no work was available. The company makes you work fast for a day or two so that they can send you home for a day or two and save money."

$21K J & J Family of Farms' Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

-$5K (21%) less than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$18K (60%) less than average J & J Family of Farms salary ($39K)
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Equal to average J & J Family of Farms Forklift Operator salary ($21K)
"Underpaid."

$21K Pinnacle Propane's Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

-$5K (21%) less than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
Equal to average Pinnacle Propane salary ($21K)
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Equal to average Pinnacle Propane Forklift Operator salary ($21K)
"Underpaid. The amount of work that I do is not noticed."

$20K Dish Network's Average Forklift Operator Salary (1 salaries)

-$6K (26%) less than national average Forklift Operator salary ($26K)
-$12K (46%) less than average Dish Network salary ($32K)
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Equal to average Dish Network Forklift Operator salary ($20K)
"Underpaid due to the fact that we are working with dangerous machinery and are doing a lot of heavy lifting. The company makes a very good profit off what they do so they should be able to pay their employees a little more than what they do."
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