California

Standard Minimum Wage
$13.00 / hour

The minimum wage is the entry-level hourly wage paid to employees by their employer.

Tipped Minimum Wage
$13.00 / hour

The tipped wage is the base wage for employees who earn tips (such as servers and bartenders). Tipped employees are guaranteed to earn the minimum wage when tips are included.

Local Exceptions

Minimum Wage Tipped Wage
  Alameda $13.50 $13.50
  Belmont $15.00 $15.00
  Berkley $15.59 $15.59
  Cupertino $15.35 $15.35
  Daly City $13.75 $13.75
  El Cerrito $15.37 $15.37
  Emeryville $16.42 $16.42
  Fremont $13.50 $11.5
  Los Altos $15.40 $15.40
  Los Angeles City - Employers of 26 or more $14.25 $14.25
  Los Angeles City - Employers of 25 or less $13.25 $13.25
  Los Angeles County - Employers of 26 or more $14.25 $14.25
  Los Angeles County - Employers of 25 or less $13.25 $13.25
  Malibu $14.25 $14.25
  Menlo Park $15.00 $15.00
  Miliptas $15.00 $15.00
  Mountain View $16.05 $16.05
  Novato - Employers of 100+ $13.00 $13.00
  Novato - Employers of 26-99 $13.00 $13.00
  Novato - Employers of 25 or less $12.00 $12.00
  Oakland $14.14 $14.14
  Palo Alto $15.40 $15.40
  Pasadena - Employers of 26 or more $14.25 $14.25
  Pasadena - Employers of 25 or less $13.25 $13.25
  Petaluma - Employers of 26+ $15.00 $15.00
  Petaluma - Employers of 25 or less $14.00 $14.00
  Redwood City $15.38 $15.38
  Richmond $15.00 $15.00
  San Diego $13.00 $13.00
  San Francisco $15.59 $15.59
  South San Francisco $15.00 $15.00
  San Jose $15.25 $15.25
  San Leandro $14.00 $14.00
  San Mateo $15.38 $15.38
  Santa Clara $15.40 $15.40
  Santa Monica - Employers of 26 or more $14.25 $14.25
  Santa Monica - Employers of 25 or less $13.25 $13.25
  Santa Rosa - Employers of 26+ $13.00 $13.00
  Santa Rosa - Employers of 25 or less $12.00 $12.00
  Sonoma - Employers of 26+ $13.50 $13.50
  Sonoma - Employers of 25 or less $12.50 $12.50
  Sunnyvale $16.05 $16.05

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External Links

Minimum Wage

State of California Department of Industrial Relations