Forklift Operator salary in California

Average salary
$35,000/yr
Based on 854 income tax records
$18,000
$62,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$18,000
$62,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Forklift Operators make?
The average total salary for a Forklift Operator is $35,000 per year. This is based on data from 854 TurboTax users who reported their job as Forklift Operator and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Forklift Operator salary can vary between $18,000 to $62,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Forklift Operator salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Hesperia, CA
12 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$36K – $44K
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Sacramento, CA
34 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$28K – $42K
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Modesto, CA
20 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$29K – $43K
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Hemet, CA
10 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$32K – $41K
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Bakersfield, CA
19 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$30K – $48K
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Moreno Valley, CA
13 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$32K – $40K
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Ontario, CA
10 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$33K – $44K
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Perris, CA
10 income tax records
$35,000/yr
$27K – $36K
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Stockton, CA
40 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$29K – $44K
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San Bernardino, CA
28 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$30K – $39K
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Los Angeles, CA
18 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$25K – $39K
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Victorville, CA
15 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$23K – $40K
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Riverside, CA
21 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$27K – $40K
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Fontana, CA
23 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$24K – $37K
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Long Beach, CA
13 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$26K – $32K
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Fresno, CA
13 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$25K – $34K

Forklift Operator salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Costco Wholesale, California
23 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$45K – $61K
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National Distribution Centers L, California
11 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$31K – $40K
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EmployBridge, California
11 income tax records
$23,500/yr
$18K – $27K

Forklift Operator demographics in California

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78% are single
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22% are married
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40% have kids
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19% own a home

Forklift Operator salaries by age in California

$0
$9,625
$19,250
$28,875
$38,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Forklift Operators in California

854 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a forklift operator in California is $35,000 per year. Forklift operator salaries in California can vary between $18,000 to $62,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 854 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 ($56,000 a year), National Distribution Centers L ($35,500 a year), and EmployBridge ($23,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for forklift operators in California: Hesperia, CA ($40,000 a year), Sacramento, CA ($38,000 a year), and Modesto, CA ($36,500 a year).
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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
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.