Historical Minimum Wage

On August 15, 2016, the San Mateo City Council adopted a Minimum Wage Ordinance which requires annual increases in the Minimum Wage paid within the City boundaries, above and beyond the wage required by the State. The City Council adopted a wage schedule whereby employers will be required to pay $15 per hour by 2019 and by 2020 for non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt per Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The City will continue to adjust the minimum wage based on the Regional Consumer Price Index every year.

Below is a table with all the City's past minimum wages since the Minimum Wage Ordinance was adopted. Additionally, there is a column indicating past minimum wages for the State of California and should be viewed for general reference purposes only. Please go to California Department of Industrial Relations to review the full the State Minimum Wage Schedule for 2017-2023.

Past Minimum Wages

Year Citywide 501 (C)(3) Nonprofit CA Statewide
January 1, 2016 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
January 1, 2017 $12.00 $10.50 $10.50
January 1, 2018 $13.50 $12.00 $11.00
January 1, 2019 $15.00 $13.50 $12.00
January 1, 2020 $15.38 $15.38 $13.00
January 1, 2021 $15.62 $15.62 $14.00
January 1, 2022 $16.20 $16.20 $15.00