MCO Historical Rates

The MCO rate is adjusted on January 1 each year, based on the prior year's change, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers for the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose metropolitan statistical area. The required for-profit rates under the Minimum Compensation Ordinance for prior years are as follows:

  •  July 1, 2020
    • For-Profit Rate is $18.24/hour
    • Non-Profit Rate is $16.50/hour
    • Public Entities Rate is $16.50/hour
  • July 1, 2019 
    • For-Profit Rate is $17.66/hour
    • Non-Profit Rate is $16.50/hour
    • Public Entities Rate is $16.50/hour
  • February 1, 2019 - Public Entities Rate is $16.00 per hour. MCO rate remains $17.00 per hour for For-Profits. Non-Profits pay no less than the San Francisco Minimum Wage of $15.00 per hour.
  • November 11, 2018 - For-Profit Rate is $17.00 per hour. Non-Profits pay no less than the San Francisco Minimum Wage of $15.00 per hour. 
  • July 1, 2018 - Employers in San Francisco must pay the SF minimum wage rate of $15.00 per hour; MCO rate remains $14.02 per hour for employers outside of San Francisco.
  • January 1, 2018: MCO rate is $14.02/hour
  • July 1, 2017 - Employers in San Francisco must pay the SF minimum wage rate of $14.00 per hour; MCO rate remains $13.64 per hour for employers outside of San Francisco. 
  • January 1, 2017- July 1, 2017: $13.64/ hour 
  • 2016: $13.34 / hour
  • 2015: $13.02/ hour
  • 2014: $12.66/ hour
  • 2013: $12.43/ hour
  • 2012: $12.06/ hour
  • 2011: $11.69/ hour
  • 2010: $11.54/ hour
  • 2009: $11.54/ hour
  • 2008: $11.03/ hour
  • 2007: $10.77/ hour
  • 2006: $10.77/ hour
  • 2005: $10.77/ hour
  • 2004: $10.51/ hour
  • 2003: $10.25/ hour
  • 2002: $10.00/ hour
  • 2001: $9.00/ hour