Forklift Operator salary in California

Average salary
Based on 1,057 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Forklift Operators make?
The average total salary for a Forklift Operator is $36,000 per year. This is based on data from 1,057 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Forklift Operator and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Forklift Operator salary can vary between $17,500 to $63,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Forklift Operator salary by company

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Costco Wholesale, California
36 income tax records
$30K – $66K
Sierra Pacific Industries, California
10 income tax records
$39K – $63K
Walmart, California
17 income tax records
$19K – $53K
Exelixis, California
17 income tax records
$19K – $57K
National Distribution Centers L, California
17 income tax records
$26K – $48K
EmployBridge, California
13 income tax records
$15K – $44K
Randstad USA, California
11 income tax records
$16K – $36K

Forklift Operator demographics in California

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81% are single
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19% are married
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36% have kids
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21% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Forklift Operators in California

1,057 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a forklift operator in California is $36,000 per year. Forklift operator salaries in California can vary between $17,500 to $63,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,057 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as forklift operator.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for forklift operators in California: Costco Wholesale ($53,000 a year), Sierra Pacific Industries ($51,000 a year), and Walmart ($40,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for forklift operators in California: Modesto, CA ($43,000 a year), Corona, CA ($42,000 a year), and Tracy, CA ($40,000 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.