Are You Ready? New Minimum Wages Coming to California in 2024

January 1, 2024, is not only bringing in a whole new year but also new minimum wages!

New increased minimum wage requirements will take effect on January 1, 2024, for the state of California, as well as multiple California cities and counties. The increased wages apply only to hours worked on or after January 1, 2024.

As of January 1, 2024, new statewide minimum wages for California are as follows:

  • California State Minimum Wage for Hourly Employees: $16.00/hour (regardless of size)

  • California State Minimum Wage for Exempt Employees: $66,560/year, or $1,280/ week

As of January 1, 2024, minimum wages will be increasing in the following cities/counties in California:

Belmont, CA:


Burlingame, CA:


Cupertino, CA:


Daly City, CA:


East Palo Alto, CA:


El Cerrito, CA:


Foster City, CA:


Half Moon Bay, CA:


Hayward, CA:

$16.00/hour for small businesses (25 or fewer employees);
$16.90/hour for large businesses (26 or more employees)

Los Altos, CA:


Menlo Park, CA:


Mountain View, CA:


Novato, CA:

$16.04/ hour for small businesses with 1-25 employees;
$16.60/hour for large businesses with 26-99 employees;
$16.86/hour for very large businesses with 100 or more employees.

Oakland, CA:

$16.50/hour; $17.94/hour for hotel workers with Health Benefits;
$23.91/hour for hotel workers without Health Benefits.

Palo Alto, CA:


Petaluma, CA:


Redwood City, CA:


Richmond, CA:


San Carlos, CA:


San Diego, CA (city):


San Jose, CA:


San Mateo, CA (city):


San Mateo, CA (unincorporated county):


Santa Clara, CA (city):


Santa Rosa, CA:


Sonoma, CA (city):

$17.60/hour for large employers (26 or more employees);
$16.56/hour for small employers (25 or fewer employees)

South San Francisco, CA:


Sunnyvale, CA:


There are additional jurisdictions with minimum wage rates different than those above and the state of California. For more information regarding specific city & county minimum wages in California, please visit our California City & State Minimum Wages page.

Stay Compliant With Labor Law Posting Solutions!

To meet workplace posting obligations, the increased wage must be reflected on mandatory Labor Law postings to ensure compliance. Contact us for more information regarding available Labor Law Poster solutions. You can satisfy these requirements for remote employees and non-traditional worksites with our ePoster Service.

*The city of Richmond, CA, usually updates their city Minimum Wages on January 1st of each year but has not posted their new 2024 Minimum Wages yet. We will update our California City & State Minimum Wages page when Richmond has published these wage rates.

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