Page last updated on 12/20/22

California State Minimum Wage for Hourly Employees:

Beginning on January 1, 2023, the minimum hourly wage for Employers of all sizes is $15.50/hour. 2

California State Minimum Wage for Exempt Employees: Beginning on January 1, 2023, the minimum salary for Exempt employees in California will increase to $64,480.00 per year, or $1,240.00 per week. 1

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.

Alameda, CA:

$15.75/hour

Belmont, CA: 

$16.75/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Berkeley, CA:

$16.99/hour

Burlingame, CA: 

$16.47/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Cupertino, CA: 

$17.20/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Daly City, CA: 

$16.07/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

East Palo Alto, CA: 

$16.50/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

El Cerrito, CA: 

$17.35/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Emeryville, CA: 

$17.68/hour

Foster City, CA:

$16.50/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Fremont, CA: 

$16.00/hour

Half Moon Bay, CA:

$16.45/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Hayward, CA: 

$16.34 for companies with 26 or more employees; $15.50 for companies with 25 or fewer employees (as of 01/01/2023)

Long Beach: 

$16.73/hour for hotels with 100 or more guest rooms

Los Altos, CA:

$17.20/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Los Angeles County (unincorporated), CA:

$15.96/hour

Los Angeles, CA: 

$16.04/hour; $18.17/hour for hotels with 150 or more guest rooms

Malibu, CA: 

$15.96/hour

Menlo Park, CA:

$16.20/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Milpitas, CA: 

$16.40/hour

Mountain View, CA: 

$18.15/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Novato, CA: 

$16.22 for companies with 100 or more employees, including people employed outside the city; $16.07 for companies with 26 to 99 employees; $15.53 for companies with 25 or fewer employees (as of 01/01/2023)

Oakland, CA: 

$15.97/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Palo Alto, CA:

$17.25/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Pasadena, CA:

$16.11/hour

Petaluma, CA:

$17.06/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Redwood City, CA: 

$17.00/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Richmond, CA: 

$16.17/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

San Carlos, CA: 

$16.32/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

San Diego, CA: 

$16.30/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

San Francisco, CA: 

$16.99/hour

San Jose, CA: 

$17.00/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

San Leandro, CA: 

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

San Mateo, CA: 

$16.75/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Santa Clara, CA:

$17.20/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Santa Monica, CA: 

$15.96/hour; $18.17/hour for hotel employees

Santa Rosa, CA: 

$17.06/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Sonoma, CA: 

$17.00 for companies with 26 or more employees, including those working outside the city; $16.00 for companies with 25 or fewer employees (as of 01/01/2023)

South San Francisco, CA: 

$16.70/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

Sunnyvale, CA: 

$17.95/hour (as of 01/01/2023)

West Hollywood, CA:

$17.50 for companies with 50 or more employees; $17.00 for companies with 49 or fewer employees (as of 01/01/2023); $18.35/hour for hotel employees

  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. On July 27, 2022, the Director of the Department of Finance certified that based on the annual inflation rate from 7/1/21-6/30/22, under Labor Code section 1182.12(c)(3)(A), the state hourly minimum wage must be increased, effective January 1, 2023, to $15.50 an hour (regardless of the number of workers employed by an employer).

 

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