Historical Wage Rates & Definition of Government Supported Employee

Historical San Francisco Minimum Wage Rates

  • July 1, 2018:  $15.00/hour
  • July 1, 2017:  $14.00/hour
  • July 1, 2016:  $13.00/hour
  • May 1, 2015:  $12.25/hour
  • January 1, 2015:  $11.05/hour
  • January 1, 2014:  $10.74/hour
  • January 1, 2013:  $10.55/hour
  • January 1, 2012:  $10.24/hour
  • January 1, 2011:  $9.92/hour
  • January 1, 2010:  $9.79/hour
  • January 1, 2009:  $9.79/hour
  • January 1, 2008:  $9.36/hour
  • January 1, 2007:  $9.14/hour
  • January 1, 2006:  $8.82/hour
  • January 1, 2005:  $8.62/hour ($7.75 for nonprofit & small business)
  • February 23, 2004:  $8.50/hour (nonprofit & small business exempt)

Government Supported Employee Definition and Historical Wage Rates

A small number of "Government Supported Employees" are subject to a minimum wage rate of $13.27 per hour as of July 1, 2018. These are defined in San Francisco Administrative Code Section 12R.3 as employees who are:

  1. under the age of 18 and employed as an after-school or summer employee in a bona fide training or apprenticeship program in a position that is subsidized by the federal, state, or local government; or
  2. over the age 55 and employed by a Nonprofit Corporation that provides social welfare services as a core mission to individuals who are over the age of 55 and is in a position that is subsidized by federal, state, or local government. This category is subject to additional limitations.

If you have questions about which employees are covered by this rate, please contact the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement at (415) 554-6292.

Government Supported Employee Rates:

  • Effective July 1, 2018: $13.27/hour
  • Effective July 1, 2017:  $12.87/hour
  • Effective July 1, 2016:  $12.53/hour