Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $14.10/hr
Median: $16.47/hr
Experienced: $19.08/hr

Current Employment
1,467 (2019)

Projected Employment
1,456 (2030)

Growth for Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019-2030)

Industries Employing Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
General Warehousing and Storage43929.9%15.1%
Temporary Help Services1399.5%1.9%
Glass Product Manufacturing Made of Purchased Glass463.1%2.1%
Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing352.4%4.1%
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing281.9%1.1%

Occupational Tasks

  • Move levers or controls that operate lifting devices, such as forklifts, lift beams with swivel-hooks, hoists, or elevating platforms, to load, unload, transport, or stack material.
  • Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely and complete delivery.
  • Manually or mechanically load or unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
  • Position lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, or boxes and secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
  • Weigh materials or products and record weight or other production data on tags or labels.