Page last updated on 6/16/22

California State Minimum Wage:

Employers with 25 Employees or Less: $14.00 an hour

Employers with 26 Employees or More: $15.00 an hour

*Beginning on January 1, 2023, the minimum wage for all companies, regardless of size, is $15.00/hour.

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 (as of 07/01/22)

Belmont, CA: 

$16.20/hour

Berkeley, CA:

$16.99/hour (as of 07/01/22)

Burlingame, CA: 

$15.60/hour

Cupertino, CA: 

$16.40/hour

Daly City, CA: 

$15.53/hour

East Palo Alto, CA: 

$15.60/hour

El Cerrito, CA: 

$16.37/hour

Emeryville, CA: 

$17.68/hour (as of 07/01/22)

Foster City, CA:

$15.75/hour (as of 07/01/22)

Fremont, CA: 

$16.00/hour (as of 07/01/22)

Half Moon Bay, CA:

$15.56/hour

Hayward, CA: 

$14.52/hour for companies with 25 of fewer employees; $15.56 for companies with 26 or more employees

Long Beach: 

$16.73/hour for hotels with 100 or more guest rooms (as of 07/01/22)

Los Altos, CA:

$16.40/hour

Los Angeles County (unincorporated), CA:

$15.96/hour (as of 07/01/22)

Los Angeles, CA: 

$16.04/hour; $18.17/hour for hotels with 150 or more guest rooms (as of 07/01/22)

Malibu, CA: 

$15.96/hour (as of 07/01/22)

Menlo Park, CA:

$15.75/hour

Milpitas, CA: 

$16.40/hour (as of 07/01/22)

Mountain View, CA: 

$17.10/hour

Novato, CA: 

$15.00/hour for companies with 25 or fewer employees; $15.53/hour for companies with 26-99 employees; $15.77/hour for companies with 100 or more employees

Oakland, CA: 

$15.06/hour

Palo Alto, CA:

$16.45/hour

Pasadena, CA:

$16.11/hour (as of 07/01/22)

Petaluma, CA:

$15.85/hour

Redwood City, CA: 

$16.20/hour

Richmond, CA: 

$15.54/hour

San Carlos, CA: 

$15.77/hour

San Diego, CA: 

$15.00/hour

San Francisco, CA: 

$16.99/hour (as of 07/01/22)

San Jose, CA: 

$16.20/hour

San Leandro, CA: 

$15.00/hour

San Mateo, CA: 

$16.20/hour

Santa Clara, CA:

$16.40/hour

Santa Monica, CA: 

$15.96/hour; $18.17/hour for hotel employees (as of 07/01/22)

Santa Rosa, CA: 

$15.85/hour

Sonoma, CA: 

$15.00/hour for companies with 25 or fewer employees; $16.00/hour for companies with 26 or more employees

South San Francisco, CA: 

$15.80/hour

Sunnyvale, CA: 

$17.10/hour

West Hollywood, CA:

$16.00/hour for companies with 49 or fewer employees; $16.50/hour for companies with 50 or more employees; $18.35/hour for hotel employees (as of 07/01/22)

  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.