Minimum Compensation Ordinance

  • Effective July 1, 2019: For-Profit rate is $17.66 per hour. Non-Profit rate is $16.50 per hour. Public Entities rate is $16.50 per hour.
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The Minimum Compensation Ordinance (MCO) covers most City service contractors and tenants at the San Francisco International Airport.  The law generally requires covered employers 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); and
3.  10 days off without pay per year.

MCO Rate Chart

If you have questions about the San Francisco Minimum Compensation Ordinance or wish to report a violation of the law, call 415-554-7903 or email

 Statutory Authority


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Minimum Compensation Ordinance in August 2000.

 For Employers


Know Your Rights - Employers must maintain copies signed by covered employee.

MCO Employee Notice - Must be displayed at each workplace.

​​PDF iconSubcontractor Information Form - This form must be filled out by the Prime Contractor, who is responsible for the SubContractor's Compliance.

Complete HCAO/MCO July 1, 2019 resource packets for download:​​​

​MCO Nonprofit Working Group: Report, Findings, & Recommendations

 For Employees


MCO Complaint Form

 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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