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CA Minimum Wage Updates

  • January 03, 2024
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While the federal minimum wage has remained the same since 2009 at $7.25 an hour, many states have continued to raise their minimum wage. California’s minimum wage is more than double the federal minimum rate and continues to increase. Beginning in 2024, California’s statewide minimum wage will increase from $15.50 to $16.00 an hour and the minimum salary for exempt employees will increase to $66,560.

Although California has increased its statewide rate to $16.00 an hour, many cities and counties within California have set their minimum wage higher than the state requirement. As of January 1, 2024, many local cities and counties will also be increasing their minimum wage requirements.

Please see the chart below that details which cities and counties will be increasing their minimum wage beyond the state rate of $16.00 an hour.

City/County

Previous Minimum Wage

Updated 2024 Minimum Wage

Belmont

$16.75

$17.35

Burlingame

$16.47

$17.03

Cupertino

$17.20

$17.75

Daly City

$16.07

$16.62

East Palo Alto

$16.45

$17.00

El Cerrito

$17.43

$17.92

Foster City

$16.50

$17.00

Half Moon Bay

$16.45

$17.01

Hayward (26 or more employees)

$16.34

$16.90

Los Altos

$17.20

$17.75

Menlo Park

$16.20

$16.70

Mountain View

$18.15

$18.75

Novato: 25 or fewer employees

Novato: 26-99 employees

Novato: 100 or more employees

$15.53

$16.07

$16.32

$16.04

$16.60

$16.86

Oakland

$15.97

$16.50

Palo Alto

$17.25

$17.80

Petaluma

$17.06

$17.45

Redwood City

$17.00

$17.70

Richmond

$16.17

$17.20

San Carlos

$16.32

$16.87

San Diego

$16.30

$16.85

San Jose

$17.00

$17.55

San Mateo City

$16.75

$17.35

San Mateo County (unincorporated only)

$16.50

$17.06

Santa Clara

$17.20

$17.75

Santa Rosa

$17.06

$17.45

Sonoma City: 25 or less

Sonoma City: 26 or more

$16.00

$17.00

$16.56

$17.60

South San Francisco

$16.70

$17.25

Sunnyvale

$17.95

$18.55

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