Understanding the Minimum Wage Ordinance

All employees who work in San Francisco at least two hours in a week, including part-time and temporary workers, are entitled to the San Francisco minimum wage.

Employees performing work in San Francisco, including part-time and temporary employees, must be paid no less than the San Francisco minimum wage. The San Francisco minimum wage has increased to $16.99 on July 1, 2022. 

Note:  A small number of "Government Supported Employees" are subject to a minimum wage rate of $15.03, July 1, 2022. Click here for more information.


Minimum Wage Poster - effective July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

covered employers must display at each workplace or job site. The poster is designed to be printed on 8.5" x 14" paper.

Legal Authority

In 2003, San Francisco voters passed a local minimum wage, becoming the first local jurisdiction to pass a minimum wage rate higher than the federal or state minimum wage.  In 2014, San Francisco voters passed a new initiative to increase the local minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by July 1, 2018, and to adjust the wage rate each July 1 thereafter based on the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index.

Contact us

If you have questions about the San Francisco minimum wage or wish to report a violation of the law, call 415-554-6292 or email mwo@sfgov.org.

You can file a complaint if you believe your right to minimum wage have been violated.

Last updated December 13, 2022