Page last updated on 06/17/24

California State Minimum Wage for Hourly Employees:

Beginning on January 1, 2024, the minimum hourly wage for Employers of all sizes is $16.00/hour.

California State Minimum Wage for Exempt Employees: Beginning on January 1, 2024, the minimum salary for Exempt employees in California will increase to $66,560/year, or $1,280/week. 1

California State Minimum Wage for Fast Food Employees: On April 1, 2024, AB 1228 went into effect, setting the Minimum Wage for certain Fast Food employees in the state of California to $20.00/hour. For more information, visit:  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240AB1228

California State Minimum Wage for Health Care Employees: Beginning on July 1, 2024, SB 525 will go into effect, increasing the Minimum Wage for certain Health Care employees in the state of California. For more information, please visit: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240SB525

The cities and counties listed below have specific minimum wages. If a city or county is not listed below, it follows the state minimum wage.

$16.52/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$17.00/hour (as of 07/01/2024)

Belmont, CA: 

$17.35/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Berkeley, CA:

$18.07/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$18.67/hour (as of 07/01/2024)

Burlingame, CA: 

$17.03/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Cupertino, CA: 

$17.75/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Daly City, CA: 

$16.62/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

East Palo Alto, CA: 

$17.10/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

El Cerrito, CA: 

$17.92/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Emeryville, CA: 

$18.67/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$19.36/hour (as of 07/01/2024)

Foster City, CA:

$17.00/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Fremont, CA: 

$16.80/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$17.30/hour (as of 07/01/2024)

Half Moon Bay, CA:

$17.01/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Hayward, CA: 

$16.00/hour for small businesses (25 or fewer employees); $16.90/hour for large businesses (26 or more employees) (as of 01/01/2024)

Long Beach, CA: 

$17.55/hour for hotels with 100 or more guest rooms (as of 07/01/2023)
$18.16/hour for hotels with 100 or more guest rooms (as of 07/01/2024)

Los Altos, CA:

$17.75/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Los Angeles County, CA (unincorporated):

$16.90/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$17.27/hour (as of 07/01/2024)

Los Angeles, CA (city): 

$16.78/hour; $19.73/hour for hotels with 60 or more guest rooms (as of 07/01/2023)
$17.28/hour; $20.32/hour for hotels with 60 or more guest rooms (as of 07/01/2024)

Malibu, CA: 

$16.90/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$17.27/hour (as of 07/01/2024)

Menlo Park, CA:

$16.70/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Milpitas, CA: 

$17.20/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$17.70/hour (as of 07/01/2024)

Mountain View, CA: 

$18.75/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

$16.04/ hour for small businesses with 1-25 employees; $16.60/hour for large businesses with 26-99 employees; and $16.86/hour for very large businesses with 100 or more employees. (as of 01/01/2024)

Oakland, CA: 

$16.50/hour; $17.94/hour for hotel workers with Health Benefits; $23.91/hour for hotel workers without Health Benefits (as of 01/01/2024) 2

Palo Alto, CA:

$17.80/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Pasadena, CA:

$16.93/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$17.50/hour (as of 07/01/2024)

Petaluma, CA:

$17.45/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Redwood City, CA: 

$17.70/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Richmond, CA: 

$17.20/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

San Carlos, CA: 

$16.87/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

San Diego, CA (city): 

$16.85/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

San Francisco, CA (city & county): 

$18.07/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$18.67/hour; $16.51/hour for a small number of “Government Supported Employees” (as of 07/01/2024)

San Jose, CA: 

$17.55/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

San Leandro, CA: 

$15.50/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

San Mateo, CA (city): 

$17.35/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

San Mateo County, CA (unincorporated): 

$17.06/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

$17.75/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Santa Monica, CA: 

$16.90/hour; $19.73/hour for hotels and businesses operating on hotel property (as of 07/01/2023)
$17.27/hour; $20.32/hour for hotels and businesses operating on hotel property (as of 07/01/2024)

Santa Rosa, CA: 

$17.45/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Sonoma, CA (city): 

$16.56/hour for small employers (25 or fewer employees); $17.60/hour for large employers (26 or more employees) (as of 01/01/2024)

South San Francisco, CA: 

$17.25/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

Sunnyvale, CA: 

$18.55/hour (as of 01/01/2024)

West Hollywood, CA:

$19.08/hour (as of 07/01/2023)
$19.08/hour; $19.61/hour for hotel employees (as of 07/01/2024)

  1. Under Section 515 of the California Labor Code, most exempt white collar employees must earn a monthly salary equivalent to no less than two times the state minimum wage for full-time employment.
  2. Beginning January 1, 2023, hotel employees (whether employed directly by a hotel or by a contractor of a hotel) working at hotels with 50 or more guest rooms or suites of rooms in the City of Oakland must be paid certain minimum wages. For more information on Oakland’s Measure Z with current Hotel Worker’s Minimum Wage Rates, visit https://cao-94612.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/documents/Measure_Z_English_Poster_Set_2024.pdf

For more information, visit the State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Minimum Wage page: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/faq_minimumwage.htm