Forklift Operator salary in the United States

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Based on 17,634 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Forklift Operators make?
The average total salary for a Forklift Operator is $35,000 per year. This is based on data from 17,634 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Forklift Operator and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Forklift Operator salary can vary between $17,500 to $61,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Forklift Operator salary by location

Forklift Operator salary by company

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Salary range**
Costco Wholesale, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$44K – $61K
Exelixis, Montgomery County, OH
23 income tax records
$29K – $64K
Goodman Manufacturing Company, Harris County, TX
15 income tax records
$23K – $55K
Publix Super Markets, Polk County, FL
17 income tax records
$32K – $49K
H‑E‑B, Bexar County, TX
16 income tax records
$32K – $57K
FedEx, Shelby County, TN
12 income tax records
$18K – $43K
Chewy, Maricopa County, AZ
14 income tax records
$17K – $48K
Saddle Creek, Polk County, FL
12 income tax records
$25K – $44K

Forklift Operator demographics in United States

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77% are single
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23% are married
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33% have kids
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22% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Forklift Operators in United States

17,634 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a forklift operator in the United States is $35,000 per year. Forklift operator salaries in the United States can vary between $17,500 to $61,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 17,634 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as forklift operator.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for forklift operators in the United States: Costco Wholesale ($54,000 a year), Exelixis ($47,500 a year), and Goodman Manufacturing Company ($43,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for forklift operators in the United States: Modesto Metro Area, CA ($43,000 a year), Minneapolis Metro Area, MN ($41,500 a year), and Portland Metro Area, OR ($40,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.