As reported here, as of January 1, 2024, California’s state minimum wage increased to $16 per hour for all employers. This minimum wage rate applies to all employees, subject to a few limited exceptions (including additional requirements for certain specific industries such as fast food and healthcare).

California employers operating in certain localities should also determine whether their city or county maintains minimum wage rates for nonexempt employees separate from and above the state rate. If a locality provides a higher minimum wage rate than the state rate, the employer must pay the higher local rate.

As listed in the chart below, certain localities (in bold text) will increase their minimum wage rates for certain employees effective July 1, 2024. (Some localities increased the minimum wage rate in January 2023 and will do so again in July 2024 ).

City/CountyApplies toMinimum Wage Rate per HourEffective Date
City of AlamedaAll employees$17.007/1/2024
BelmontAll employees$17.351/1/2024
BerkeleyAll employees$18.677/1/2024
BurlingameAll employees$17.031/1/2024
CupertinoAll employees$17.751/1/2024
Daly CityAll employees$16.621/1/2024
East Palo AltoAll employees$17.101/1/2024
El CerritoAll employees$17.921/1/2024
EmeryvilleAll employees$19.367/1/2024
Foster CityAll employees$17.001/1/2024
FremontAll employees$17.307/1/2024
Half Moon BayAll employees$17.011/1/2024
Hayward26 or more employees$16.901/1/2024
25 or fewer employees$16.001/1/2024
Los AltosAll employees$17.751/1/2024
City of Los AngelesAll employees$17.287/1/2024
Los Angeles—Unincorporated CountyAll employees$17.277/1/2024
MalibuAll employees$17.277/1/2024
Menlo ParkAll employees$16.701/1/2024
MilpitasAll employees$17.707/1/2024
Mountain ViewAll employees$18.751/1/2024
Novato25 or fewer employees$16.041/1/2024
26-99 employees$16.60
100 or more employees$16.86
OaklandAll employees$16.501/1/2024
Palo AltoAll employees$17.801/1/2024
PasadenaAll employees$17.507/1/2024
PetalumaAll employees$17.451/1/2024
Redwood CityAll employees$17.701/1/2024
RichmondAll employees$17.201/1/2024
San CarlosAll employees$16.871/1/2024
San DiegoAll employees$16.851/1/2024
San FranciscoAll employees$18.677/1/2024
San JoseAll employees$17.551/1/2024
San MateoAll employees$17.351/1/2024
Santa ClaraAll employees$17.751/1/2024
Santa MonicaAll employees$17.277/1/2024
Santa RosaAll employees$17.451/1/2024
Sonoma26 or more employees$17.601/1/2024
25 or fewer employees$16.56
South San FranciscoAll employees$17.251/1/2024
SunnyvaleAll employees$18.551/1/2024
West HollywoodAll non-hotel employees   Hotel Employees$19.08 (affirmed through 12/31/2024)   $19.617/1/2023         7/1/2024