Dec 19, 2023

2024 Minimum Wages – California and Municipalities

Effective January 01, 2024

Affects all CA employers


Beginning January 01, 2024, California’s State minimum wage will increase to $16.00 per hour for all employer sizes. Inflation provisions within Labor Code 1182.12 continue to trigger increases. 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 area. Below are the 2024 municipality minimum wages. For further information and printable posters, click the city name to be directed to their website.


01/01/2024 Rate

07/01/2023 Rate


$16.52 (effective 07/01/2023)




$18.07 (effective 07/01/2023)





Daly City


East Palo Alto


El Cerrito



$18.67 (effective 07/01/2023)

Foster City



$16.80 (effective 07/01/2023)

Half Moon Bay


Hayward (25 or fewer employees)


Hayward (26 or more employees)


Los Altos


Los Angeles

$16.78 (effective 07/01/2023)

Los Angeles (Hotels; 60 or more rooms)

$19.73 (effective 07/01/2023)

Los Angeles County (Unincorporated)

$16.90 (effective 07/01/2023)


$16.90 (effective 07/01/2023)

Menlo Park



$17.20 (effective 07/01/2023)

Mountain View


Novato (25 or fewer employees)


Novato (26-99 employees)


Novato (100 or more employees)




Oakland (hotels with health benefits)


Oakland (hotels without health benefits)


Palo Alto



$16.93 (effective 07/01/2023)



Redwood City




San Carlos


San Diego


San Francisco

$18.07 (effective 07/01/2023)

San José


San Mateo City


San Mateo County (Unincorporated)


Santa Clara


Santa Monica

$16.90 (effective 07/01/2023)

Santa Monica (All Hotels)

$19.73 (effective 07/01/2023)

Santa Monica (Businesses on hotel property)

$19.73 (effective 07/01/2023)

Santa Rosa


Sonoma City (25 or fewer employees)


Sonoma City (26 or more employees)


South San Francisco




West Hollywood

$19.08 (effective 07/01/2023)

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 increase to $16.00 per hour, salary exempt employees must earn no less than $66,560 per year, effective 01/01/2024. Additionally, computer software employees need to earn a minimum hourly rate of $55.58 per hour, or an annual salary of $115,763.35, or $9,646.96 per month. Exempt licensed physicians and surgeons need to earn no less than $101.22 per hour, and commissioned inside sales exempt employees under wage orders 4 and 5 need to earn no less than $24.00 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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