Minimum Wage

Last Updated: January 2023

As of January 1, 2023, the hourly minimum wage in the City of San Leandro is determined by the State of California. 


On September 19, 2016, the San Leandro City Council passed a Minimum Wage Ordinance that accelerated the implementation of the statewide minimum wage requirements in San Leandro. The implementation schedule of the Minimum Wage Ordinance is as follows:

Minimum Wage* Effective Date

$12/hour July 1, 2017

$13/hour July 1, 2018

$14/hour July 1, 2019

$15/hour July 1, 2020 

As of January 1, 2023, the hourly minimum wage is now determined by the State of California

For more information, visit the State Department of Industrial Relations Website

*applies to all businesses or non-profits in San Leandro, regardless of the number of employees, with limited exceptions.

Historical Notice Flyers (No longer in Effect - visit the DIR page above for current flyers)






See the ordinance, below, for more details

Additional Information

Staff Report

Minimum Wage Ordinance

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is San Leandro’s current minimum wage?

The minimum wage beginning Jan 1, 2023, is determined by the State of California - see the above links for more information

2. What is the federal minimum wage?

The federal minimum wage for nonexempt employees is $7.25 per hour that has been effective since July 2009. However, some states, cities and counties have a higher minimum wage rate. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and House Division has more information on their website and details federal minimum wage requirements. There are also employees who are exempt from minimum wage requirements, such as those who are not protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (ie: tipped employees such as restaurant servers).

3. What is California State’s minimum wage?

Additional information on the state-wide minimum wage is available through the links above.

4. What happens if a city's local minimum wage is higher than both the State and Federal minimum wage requirements?

Some local entities have adopted minimum wage rates for employees that are at a higher rate. In those cases, the employer is required to pay the highest applicable rate to the employee.