Salary

A newly qualified forklift truck driver will earn between £11,000 and £14,000 per year depending on the region you work in, you can often find an hourly wage which is much less reliable money but you can earn up to £18,000 a year on a freelance basis.

An experienced driver (6-12 months) will earn between £15,000 and £18,000 in a new job.

A senior driver will earn anything from £18,000 to £23,000 per year.

In addition to this there is often shift work or over time available in this job, depots and warehouses are often open 24 hours to keep production high so if you need some extra cash it should not be hard to come by, for night shifts you can earn up to £12 per hour and for overtime you will often receive between £15-£20 per hour.