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Berkeley Minimum Wage Laws Berkeley, California Local Minimum Wage for 2018, 2019

While California's state minimum wage is $12.00 per hour, Berkeley has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Berkeley. A minimum wage increase is currently scheduled in Berkeley, but until the effective date of the state minimum wage rate of $12.00 will apply.


Current Minimum Wage
$15.59 / hour
Effective 7/1/2019
Future Increase
None Planned
Comparison to State Wage
+$3.59 / hour

Because Berkeley has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by California or the Federal government, the higher local minimum wage rate takes precedence and must be paid to all employees covered by the local minimum wage regulation.

Keep in mind that California and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Berkeley. You can find more information about California's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

Berkeley Minimum Wage Rates 2019 Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in California

In addition to Berkeley, there are other localities in California that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other California localities with established minimum wage laws.

Locality Applies To Minimum Wage Comparison to State
Alameda All employees $13.50 +$1.50
Belmont All employees $13.50 +$1.50
Cupertino All employees $15.00 +$3.00
El Cerrito All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Emeryville All employees $16.30 +$4.30
Freemont 26 or more employees $13.50 +$1.50
Long Beach Hotel Workers $14.97 +$2.97
Los Altos All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Los Angeles Employers with 25 or fewer Employees or Non-Profit Corporations with 26 or more Employees with approval to pay a deferred rate $13.25 +$1.25
  Employers with 26 or more Employees $14.25 +$2.25
  Hotel Workers $16.63 +$4.63
Los Angeles -unincorporated county Employers with 25 or fewer Employees $13.25 +$1.25
  Employers with 26 or more Employees $14.25 +$2.25
Malibu 25 or fewer employees $13.25 +$1.25
  26 or more employees $14.25 +$2.25
Milpitas All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Mountain View All employees $15.65 +$3.65
Oakland All employees $13.80 +$1.80
  Hotel Workers with benefits $15.00 +$3.00
  Hotel Workers without benefits $20.00 +$8.00
Palo Alto All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Pasadena 25 or fewer employees $13.25 +$1.25
  26 or more employees $14.25 +$2.25
Redwood City 25 or less employees $13.50 +$1.50
  26 or more employees $13.50 +$1.50
Richmond With benefits $13.50 +$1.50
  Without benefits $15.00 +$3.00
San Diego All employees $12.00 Same
San Francisco Government supported minimum wage rate is 13.79. $15.59 +$3.59
San Jose All employees $15.00 +$3.00
San Leandro All employees $14.00 +$2.00
San Mateo All employees $13.50 +$1.50
Santa Clara All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Santa Monica 25 or less employees $13.25 +$1.25
  26 or more employees $14.25 +$2.25
Sunnyvale All employees $15.65 +$3.65

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