California

Standard Minimum Wage
$16.00 / hour

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

Tipped Minimum Wage
$16.00 / 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 $17.00 $17.00
  Belmont $17.35 $17.35
  Berkeley $18.67 $18.67
  Burlingame $17.03 $17.03
  Cupertino $17.75 $17.75
  Daly City $16.62 $16.62
  East Palo Alto $17.00 $17.00
  El Cerrito $17.92 $17.92
  Emeryville $19.36 $19.36
  Fremont $17.30 $17.30
  Foster City $17.00 $17.00
  Half Moon Bay $17.01 $17.01
  Hayward - 26+ employees $16.90 $16.90
  Hayward - 25 or fewer employees $16.00 $13
  Inglewood - Healthcare employees $25.00 $25.00
  Los Altos $17.75 $17.75
  Los Angeles City $17.28 $17.28
  Los Angeles County $17.27 $17.27
  Malibu $17.27 $17.27
  Menlo Park $16.70 $16.70
  Milpitas $17.70 $17.70
  Mountain View $18.75 $18.75
  Novato - Employers of 100+ $16.86 $16.86
  Novato - Employers of 26-99 $16.60 $16.60
  Novato - Employers of 25 or less $16.04 $16.04
  Oakland $16.50 $16.50
  Oakland - Hotel employees w/ health benefits $17.94 $17.94
  Oakland - Hotel employees w/o health benefits $23.91 $23.91
  Palo Alto $17.25 $17.25
  Pasadena $17.50 $17.50
  Petaluma $17.45 $17.45
  Redwood City $17.70 $17.70
  Richmond $17.20 $17.20
  San Carlos $16.87 $16.97
  San Diego $16.85 $16.85
  San Francisco $18.67 $18.67
  South San Francisco $17.25 $17.25
  San Jose $17.55 $17.55
  San Leandro $16.00 $16.00
  San Mateo (city) $17.35 $17.35
  San Mateo (county) $17.06 $17.06
  Santa Clara $17.75 $17.75
  Santa Monica $17.27 $17.27
  Santa Rosa $17.45 $17.45
  Sonoma - Employers of 26+ $17.60 $17.60
  Sonoma - Employers of 25 or less $16.56 $13.56
  Sunnyvale $18.55 $18.55
  West Hollywood $19.08 $19.08

External Links

Minimum Wage

State of California Department of Industrial Relations