Salary for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Also known as:  Forklift Driver, Forklift Operator, Front-End Loader Operator, Hydraulic Lift Driver, Industrial Truck Operator, Reach-Lift Truck Driver, Stacker Operator

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These workers offer industrial trucks and tractors in order to move materials around warehouses, construction sites, storage yards, factories or other similar areas. This occupation is dangerous as it deals with heavy lifting and heavy-duty machine operation. To become an industrial truck or tractor operator, a high school diploma is usually required. Before beginning official work, one year of formal training may be required.

An Industrial Truck or Tractor Operator will normally receive wages of somewhere between 24000 and 36000 depending on education and tenure levels. Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators will normally get a compensation of Thirty One Thousand Four Hundred dollars every year.

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators are compensated most highly in the District of Columbia, where they can get average pay of near $41270. Employees in this career can receive the highest pay in Public Administration, where they receive an average pay rate of $52670.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.09 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $52,670
Public Administration $42,080
Educational Services $36,160
Accommodation and Food Services $35,790
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $35,060
Construction $35,000
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $25,630
Retail Trade $26,920
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $28,220
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $29,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises $30,610
Health Care and Social Assistance $30,700
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