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2017 Minimum Wage
$10.50 per hour
(As of January 6, 2017)
$12.00 on July 1, 2017

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 2019.

2017 Official Minimum Wage Bulletin EnglishSpanishVietnameseChinese
San José Workers: Know Your Rights (7/1/17) EnglishSpanishVietnamChinese
Ordinance Basics and Responsibilities EnglishSpanishVietnamChinese


South Bay Minimum Wage Rates by City

Industrial Welfare Commission Minimum Wage Orders

San José Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ord. 29829)

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