Food Handler salary in California

Average salary
Based on 545 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Food Handlers make?
The average total salary for a Food Handler is $22,000 per year. This is based on data from 545 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Food Handler and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Food Handler salary can vary between $16,000 to $43,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Food Handler salary by company

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Chipotle Mexican Grill, California
15 income tax records
$17K – $32K
In-N-Out, California
51 income tax records
$16K – $44K

Food Handler demographics in California

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92% are single
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8% are married
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11% have kids
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10% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Food Handlers in California

545 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a food handler in California is $22,000 per year. Food handler salaries in California can vary between $16,000 to $43,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 545 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as food handler.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for food handlers in California: Los Angeles, CA ($29,500 a year), Sacramento, CA ($24,000 a year), and San Diego, CA ($23,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.