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200 E. Santa Clara St.- 5th fl.
San Jose, CA 95113

(408) 535-8430

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Minimum Wage Ordinance
Current City of San José Minimum Wage Rate
$15.00 per hour

IMPORTANT:  The 2020 minimum wage will be $15.25 per hour. 

City of San José voters approved the Minimum Wage Ordinance on November 6, 2012. It required employers to pay their employees a minimum hourly wage for work performed within the City of San José. On November 15, 2016, San José City Council approved a plan to achieve a $15.00 per hour minimum wage by January 2019. See a brief history of minimum wage rates below.

March 11, 2013 $10.00 January 6, 2017 $10.50
January 1, 2014 $10.15 July 1, 2017 $12.00
January 1, 2015 $10.30 January 1, 2018 $13.50
Minimum Wage Posters 
2019 Official Minimum Wage Bulletin English Spanish Vietnamese Chinese
San José Workers: Know Your Rights (1/1/19) English Spanish Vietnamese Chinese
Ordinance Basics and Responsibilities English Spanish Vietnamese Chinese

Additional Resources

South Bay Minimum Wage Rates by City

Industrial Welfare Commission Minimum Wage Orders

San José Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ord. 29829)

Wage Theft is a Crime (California Labor Commissioner's Office)

For questions regarding the City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance contact the Office of Equality Assurance at (408) 535-8430 or email .