Jun 16, 2023

2023 Midyear Minimum Wages – California Municipalities

Effective July 01, 2023

Affects specific employers based on municipality



Effective January 01, 2023, California’s State minimum wage increased to $15.50 per hour for all employer sizes. The State’s minimum wage was originally set at $15.00 per hour for all employer sizes, however, inflation provisions within Labor Code 1182.12 triggered an increase. Minimum wage reviews are conducted on or before August 1 of each year by the state’s Director of Finance.


Municipality Minimum Wages:

In addition to the CA state minimum wage, many municipalities implement their own minimum wage tied to CPI to better support the needs of employees in the specified areas. Below are the 2023 municipality minimum wages including midyear increases effective July 01, 2023. For further information and printable posters, click the city name to be directed to their website.  

Cities 07/01/2023 Rate 01/01/2023 Rate
Alameda $16.52
Belmont $16.75
Berkeley $18.07
Burlingame $16.47
Cupertino $17.20
Daly City $16.07
East Palo Alto $16.50
El Cerrito $17.35
Emeryville (All businesses) $18.67
Foster City $16.50
Fremont $16.80
Half Moon Bay $16.45
Hayward (25 or fewer employees) $15.50
Hayward (26 or more employees) $16.34
Los Altos $17.20
Los Angeles $16.78
Los Angeles (Hotels; 60 or more rooms) $19.73
Los Angeles County (Unincorporated) $16.90
Malibu $16.90
Menlo Park $16.20
Milpitas $17.20
Mountain View $18.15
Novato (25 or fewer employees) $15.53
Novato (26-99 employees) $16.07
Novato (100 or more employees) $16.32
Oakland $15.97
Oakland (Hotels with health benefits) $17.37
Oakland (Hotels without health benefits) $23.15
Palo Alto $17.25
Pasadena $16.93
Petaluma $17.06
Redwood City $17.00
Richmond $16.17
San Carlos $16.32
San Diego $16.30
San Francisco $18.07
San José $17.00
San Leandro (State minimum wage) $15.50
San Mateo City $16.75
Santa Clara $17.20
Santa Monica $16.90
Santa Monica (Hotels) $19.73
Santa Monica (Businesses on hotel property) $19.73
Santa Rosa $17.06
Sonoma City (25 or fewer employees) $16.00
Sonoma City (26 or more employees) $17.00
South San Francisco $16.70
Sunnyvale $17.95
West Hollywood (All businesses) $19.08


Additional Minimum Wage Considerations:

It is important to understand the impact that minimum wage changes have on other minimum thresholds. For example, salary exempt employees must meet exemption requirements including earning no less than twice the minimum wage to remain exempt. With the State minimum wage increase to $15.50 per hour, salary exempt employees must earn no less than $64,480 per year, effective 01/01/2023. Additionally, computer software employees need to earn a minimum hourly rate of $53.80 per hour, exempt licensed physicians and surgeons need to earn no less than $97.99 per hour, and commissioned sales exempt employees need to earn no less than $23.25 per hour. Minimum wage also impacts minimum pay for rest and non-productive time for piece rate earners, split-shift premiums and minimum hourly rate for employees that are required to provide their own tools.

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