Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO)

The San Francisco minimum wage will increase to $15.00 per hour on July 1, 2018. 

 

 Effective Date

 Minimum Wage Rate

 7/1/2017

 $14.00/hour

 7/1/2018

 $15.00/hour

 July 1st Each Following Year

 Consumer Price Index (CPI) Increase

Required Minimum Wage Poster: All covered employers must post the required PDF iconJuly 2017 San Francisco Minimum Wage Poster at each workplace or jobsite. The poster should be printed on 8.5" x 14" paper. 
 

MWO Overview


Employees that perform work in San Francisco, including part-time and temporary employees, must be paid no less than the San Francisco minimum wage, currently $14.00 per hour.

On July 1, 2018, the San Francisco minimum wage rate will increase to $15.00 per hour.  On July 1, 2019 and each year thereafter, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted based on the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index.

Note:  A small number of "Government Supported Employees" are subject to a minimum wage rate of $12.87 as of July 1, 2017.  Click here for more information.

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.

 Minimum Wage Poster

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Statutory 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.

 

Filing a Complaint

To report a violation of the Minimum Wage Ordinance, please complete the Minimum Wage / Paid Sick Leave Complaint Form and submit it to the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, or call (415) 554-6292.

OLSE Minimum Wage / Paid Sick Leave Complaint Form (PDFs)   
PDF iconEnglish PDF iconChinese PDF iconSpanish  PDF iconFilipino/Tagalog

You can email it to mwo@sfgov.org, fax it to (415) 554-6291, or bring it to the OLSE office at:

City Hall, Room 430 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

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