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California’s 2018 Midyear Minimum Wage Increases

On July 1, 2018, a number of localities in California saw their minimum wages increase. The chart below summarizes locality mid-2018 minimum wage increases, as well as Berkeley’s impending minimum wage increase, which will occur on October 1, 2018. Note that California employers are prohibited from paying a lesser cash wage payment to tipped employees and offsetting their minimum wage obligations with a tip credit.

Jurisdiction

Former Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage Effective July 1, 2018

Belmont, CA

$11.00

$12.50

Berkeley, CA

$13.75

$12.00 (YouthWorks and youth job training programs)

$15.00 (Effective October 1, 2018)

$13.25 (YouthWorks and youth job training programs)

Emeryville, CA

$14.00 (55 or fewer employees)

$15.20 (56 or more employees)

$15.00 (55 or fewer employees)

$15.69 (56 or more employees)

Los Angeles, CA (City)

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

Los Angeles County, CA

(Unincorporated)

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

Malibu, CA

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

Milpitas, CA

$12.00

$13.50

Pasadena, CA

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

San Francisco, CA

$14.00

$12.87 (government-supported employees)

$15.00

$13.27 (government-supported employees)

San Leandro, CA

$12.00

$13.00

Santa Monica, CA

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

We cover the midyear minimum wage increases across the United States in our article “2018 Midyear Minimum Wage Increases.”

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