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 2018 is $11 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 $13.75, effective October 1, 2017.

Emeryville

The minimum wage in Emeryville is $15.00 for small businesses with less than 55 employees and $15.69 for larger businesses, effective July 1, 2018.

City and County of Los Angeles 

The minimum wage in Los Angeles is $12.00 for domestic workers and businesses with less than 26 employees. Agencies with 26 employees or more must pay a minimum wage of $13.25, effective July 1, 2018.

Mountain View

The minimum wage in Mountain View is $15.00, effective January 1, 2018.

Oakland

The minimum wage in Oakland is $13.23, effective January 1, 2018.

Palo Alto

The minimum wage in Palo Alto is $13.50, effective January 1, 2018.

Richmond

The minimum wage in Richmond is $13.00, effective January 1, 2018. 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 $15.00, effective July 1, 2018.

San Jose

The minimum wage in San Jose is $13.50, effective January 1, 2018.

Santa Clara

The minimum wage in Santa Clara is $13.00, effective January 1, 2018.

Santa Monica

The minimum wage in Santa Monica is $12.00 for domestic workers and businesses with less than 26 employees. Agencies with 26 employees or more must pay a minimum wage of $13.25, effective July 1, 2018.

Sunnyvale

The minimum wage in Sunnyvale is $15.00, effective January 1, 2018.