Forklift Operators


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northern Stateline, Northwest, Career Cluster
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Forklift Operators

Forklift Operators - Wages & Trends

Forklift operators who work full time usually receive benefits. Common benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance.

Industrial truck and tractor operators (SOC 53-7051)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $14.71 $17.39 $20.86
Yearly $30,601 $36,163 $43,396
    Champaign Area Hourly $14.31 $16.96 $23.79
Yearly $29,768 $35,282 $49,492
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $14.37 $19.73 $22.51
Yearly $29,896 $41,037 $46,827
    Cook County Hourly $14.61 $17.57 $22.62
Yearly $30,398 $36,548 $47,056
    Decatur Area Hourly $16.26 $18.01 $21.28
Yearly $33,817 $37,453 $44,261
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $13.72 $15.97 $18.82
Yearly $28,539 $33,214 $39,149
    Du Page County Hourly $14.85 $17.97 $25.30
Yearly $30,884 $37,373 $52,616
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $14.27 $16.63 $18.56
Yearly $29,680 $34,597 $38,595
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $13.10 $14.44 $20.19
Yearly $27,239 $30,039 $42,001
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $14.96 $17.45 $19.40
Yearly $31,120 $36,306 $40,353
    Lake County Hourly $14.54 $16.79 $19.77
Yearly $30,245 $34,926 $41,115
    McHenry County Hourly $14.73 $19.65 $23.30
Yearly $30,631 $40,882 $48,454
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $14.36 $16.50 $18.50
Yearly $29,860 $34,328 $38,486
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $17.45 $19.84 $22.48
Yearly $36,293 $41,258 $46,760
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $15.98 $17.80 $19.79
Yearly $33,245 $37,026 $41,154
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $14.60 $17.40 $19.41
Yearly $30,370 $36,199 $40,363
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $15.80 $17.92 $21.59
Yearly $32,858 $37,273 $44,907
    Rockford Area Hourly $12.64 $15.40 $17.96
Yearly $26,297 $32,038 $37,347
    Springfield Area Hourly $11.27 $14.39 $25.21
Yearly $23,448 $29,922 $52,427
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $11.50 $13.39 $20.47
Yearly $23,924 $27,850 $42,577
    Vermilion County Hourly $15.03 $17.11 $18.97
Yearly $31,257 $35,596 $39,459
    Will County Hourly $15.09 $17.03 $19.07
Yearly $31,395 $35,420 $39,672
United States Hourly $14.45 $17.40 $21.32
Yearly $30,050 $36,200 $44,350

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.