Minimum Wage

These Bay Area Cities Will Increase Minimum Wage on July 1

As a result of inflation, California's minimum wage will be $15.50 starting Jan. 1, 2023 -- but an increase will come this summer for several Bay Area cities.


Minimum wage in several Bay Area cities will increase this summer.

California's current minimum wage stands at $15 per hour, though many workers in the East Bay can expect an increase on July 1.

As a result of inflation, the statewide minimum will be $15.50 starting Jan. 1, 2023 for most cities. However, that increase will be even higher for some localities.

In the Bay Area, those changes will be seen in the cities of Fremont, Foster City, Alameda, Emeryville, Berkeley, Milpitas and San Francisco starting July 1.

San Francisco currently has a minimum wage of $16.32 per hour and it will change to $16.99.

Government Supported Employees in the city of San Francisco are now receiving $14.44 and that will increase to $15.03 on July 1 as well.

San Francisco was the first local jurisdiction to pass a local minimum wage in 2003. In 2014, voters passed an initiative to adjust said wage every July 1.

Below is a list comparing current and future wages in the cities mentioned above:

CityCurrent Minimum WageMinimum Wage Starting July 1, 2022
Foster CityState Requirement$15.75
San Francisco$16.32$16.99
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