Discussion:
Forklift technician wages across North America/Canada

I'm moving from Ontario out to North state New York to join another company and my girlfriend.
So what's a realistic wage? I'm thinking $35 US is a fair starting point. Is this realistic or pie in the sky?
  • Posted 30 Apr 2022 09:00
  • Discussion started by Mick_lewis
  • Ontario, Canada
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In the PNW, dealerships are paying up to $40-45/hr for qualified/certified journeymen. Young bucks get about $25. Larger companies will pay their own resident techs over $50/hr these days. Nice work if you can get it.
  • Posted 1 Jul 2022 00:40
  • Reply by NWYaleGuy
  • Washington, United States
Contact Thompson&Johnson in Albany, NY
We are looking for techs in Northern NY.
  • Posted 20 May 2022 22:14
  • Reply by Brian_Clark
  • New York, United States
Brian Clark
Technician pay can vary quite a bit depending on location. Typical starting pay with little forklift experience and training today is about 25$ give or take. An experienced top notch electric tech can command 35 to 40$. But again, it can vary depending on market...have seen 40 to 50 in one particular area.
  • Posted 19 May 2022 22:27
  • Reply by Techtrainer1964
  • Kentucky, United States
i'd say that $35 is on the upper end more closer to top pay instead of starting pay.
like johnr_j said, it all depends on your qualifications and references.
In todays lift truck world working for a dealer it's all about certifications now, these determine your level of training and in which your pay scale goes in line with those levels.
But then again, in the end it's up to management if they want to go beyond that but you would have to be exceptional in that case to get more ;o)
  • Posted 17 May 2022 01:53
  • Reply by swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
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Guess it would depend on your experiences and work qualifications,,s/responsibilities, area of expertise, work references, formal, training, work history.etc.
  • Posted 15 May 2022 23:05
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
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