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Minimum Wage Ordinance

The current San José Minimum Wage rate is $15.25 per hour.

Voters approved the Minimum Wage Ordinance on November 6, 2012. The ordinance set an hourly rate of pay that employers must pay their workers for work performed within the City. See a brief history of minimum wage rates below:

January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 $10.30
January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 $10.50
July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 $12.00
January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 $13.50
January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 $15.00


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


2020 Official Minimum Wage Bulletin

2020 San José Workers: Know Your Rights 2020 Ordinance Basics and Responsibilities


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