Forklift Driver Salary in the US

$36,840
per year
per month
$3,070
per month
per year
Bonus
$850/year
Bonus
$70/month

Forklift Driver - Average Salary

The average salary for a Forklift Driver is $36,840 per year ($3,070 per month), which is $16,650 (-31%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Forklift Driver can expect an average starting salary of $26,210. The highest salaries can exceed $65,760.
$26,210
Low
$36,840
Average salary
$65,760
High
$2,180
Low
$3,070
Average salary
$5,480
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$33,500
$67,010
Salary$26,210 - 65,760
Bonus$0 - 1,250
Total Pay$26,210 - 67,010
$0
$2,790
$5,580
Salary$2,180 - 5,480
Bonus$0 - 100
Total Pay$2,180 - 5,580

Forklift Driver Salary Range

Low
$26,210
Average salary
$36,840
Experienced
$49,150
High
$65,760
Low
$2,180
Average salary
$3,070
Experienced
$4,100
High
$5,480
Among Forklift Drivers in the US, those working at companies like Costco, Walmart or Amazon generally have the highest salaries.

Forklift Driver - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Forklift Driver with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $32,600 per year. A mid level Forklift Driver with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $35,280, while an experienced Forklift Driver with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $46,540. Forklift Drivers with more than 20 years of experience earn $47,730 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Forklift Driver

Late Career▲ +30%
Experienced▲ +26%
Average Salary$36,840/year
Mid Level▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -12%

Gender Breakdown

Female
11%
Male
89%

Forklift Driver - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Forklift Driver jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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