Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (53-7051)

Occupation description:  Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Excludes Logging Equipment Operators (45-4022).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 413426 3.11 1012
United States 530,900543,500 2.41,260 13,21014,470

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.3910.4112.52 15.4319.0423.44
Alaska 25.3015.2018.76 22.9130.4941.71
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.9614.4618.91 22.9035.3543.22
Fairbanks North Star Borough 20.9815.7416.97 19.0325.5128.92
Southeast Region 22.7315.1517.34 21.0127.0034.58
Balance of State 25.6017.9121.07 25.0529.4236.05

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
44592 20.748.0 35.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation189
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation38
UI claimants previously working in occupation89
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 422
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 35.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Forklift/Loader Training

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Forklift Certification
Hazardous Material Transportation Specialist
Transportation Awareness; 49 CFR 172.704

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Forklift Operator Performance Training - S09
Hazardous Materials Transportation Basic - HMT02
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Basic - HMT04
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Recurring - HMT05
Hazardous Materials Transportation General Awareness - HMT01
Hazardous Materials Transportation Infectious Substance - HMT10
Hazardous Materials Transportation Recurring - HMT03
Hazardous Materials Transportation Waste - HMT08
Transportation Specialist - ER10

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Forklift Safety

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Forklift Training
Hazardous Materials Transportation Specialist
Transportation Awareness, 49 CFR 172.704

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Materials Transportation 12 Hours Certificate
Hazardous Materials Transportation 24 Hours Certificate
Hazardous Materials Transportation Refresher (IMDG) Certificate
Powered Industrial Truck Forklift Certificate

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Forklift Safety / 016
Front End Loader With Forks / 056 Training
Rough Terrain (RT) Forklift / 055
Trenching and Shoring / 060

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Forklift Safety