All domestic workers are entitled to the state minimum wage, except babysitters under 18 and the employers’ parent, spouse or child. The minimum wage in California in 2016 is $10 per hour.

Many cities throughout California have a higher minimum wage than that of the state. Below is a list of cities in California that have passed ordinances for higher minimum wages:

Berkeley

The minimum wage in Berkeley is $11.00. There is an upcoming increase to $12.53, effective October 1, 2016.

Emeryville

The minimum wage in Emeryville is $13.00 for small businesses with less than 55 employees and $14.44 for larger businesses.

Los Angeles

The minimum wage in Los Angeles is $10.50 for businesses with 26 or more employees.

Los Angeles County

The minimum wage in Los Angeles County is $10.50 for businesses with 26 or more employees.

Mountain View

The minimum wage in Mountain View is $11.00. There is an upcoming increase to $13.00, effective January 1, 2017.

Oakland

The minimum wage in Oakland is $12.55.

Palo Alto

The minimum wage in Palo Alto is $11.00.

Richmond

The minimum wage in Richmond is $11.52. There is an upcoming increase to $12.30, effective January 1, 2017. Employers who pay at least $1.50 per hour toward employee medical benefits may pay $1.50 less than applicable minimum wage.

San Francisco

The minimum wage in San Francisco is $13.00.

San Jose

The minimum wage in San Jose is $10.30.

Santa Clara

The minimum wage in Santa Clara is $11.00.

Santa Monica

The minimum wage in Santa Monica is $10.50, effective July 1, 2016, for businesses with 26 or more employees.

Sunnyvale

The minimum wage in Sunnyvale is $10.30.