Salary for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

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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.

A Industrial Truck or Tractor Operator earns an average salary ranging from $27,390 - $53,720 based on experience and talent. usually receive a pay level of of thirty-nine thousand two hundred and ten dollars each year.

are paid at the highest level in District of Columbia, where they receive a compensation of close to about $56,110. These professionals receive the best pay in Utilities, where they can earn job pay of $60,790.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.79 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$60,790
Information
$46,940
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$45,490
Construction
$44,470
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$43,420
Public Administration
$43,080

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$32,330
Finance and Insurance
$33,600
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$34,070
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$35,030
Accommodation and Food Services
$36,060
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$37,720