Forklift Driver Salary in the United States

How much does a Forklift Driver make in the United States? The average Forklift Driver salary in the United States is $36,802 as of August 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $32,702 and $41,802. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

The Forklift Driver is responsible for maintaining inventory and for production area cleanliness. Operates fork lifts to stack and retrieve goods, supplies and materials. Being a Forklift Driver typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Documents and maintains inventory records. In addition, Forklift Driver typically reports to a supervisor. Being a Forklift Driver possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2019

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