Minimum Compensation Ordinance (MCO)

MCO News
  • New 2017 MCO Rate: Effective January 1 2017, the 2017 Minimum Compensation Ordinance wage rate is  $13.64/hour. This rate applies to for-profit contractors.
  • The nonprofit rate is the San Francisco minimum wage of $13.00, effective 7/1/16.
  • Minimum Wage Increase. The San Francisco minimum wage will increase to $14.00 on July 1, 2017. City contractors in San Francisco will need to comply with the minimum wage of July 1, 2017. This rate will apply to both for-profit and non-profit City contractors.
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The Minimum Compensation Ordinance (MCO), which became effective October 8, 2000, generally requires City contractors to provide to their covered employees: (1) no less than the MCO hourly wage in effect; (2) 12 paid days off per year (or cash equivalent); (3) 10 days off without pay per year. The Minimum Compensation Ordinance rate is adjusted on January 1 each year. The Ordinance covers most City service contractors, and the Ordinance also those who hold leases or perform work at San Francisco International Airport. 



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 MCO-Poster 2012


Ordinance and Regulations


For Employers



For Employees


For City Departments


The following forms may be found on the City's Intranet:

  • MCO Form P-360 Exemption & Waiver
  • HCAO Form P-365 Exemption & Waiver


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