$15 Minimum Wage

Effective July 1, 2020, the minimum wage within the city of Santa Rosa is $15/hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $14/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees. The wage will increase annually starting with a CPI adjustment on January 1, 2021.

Please post this downloadable notice alongside your workplace postings (available in English and Spanish). The California Department of Industrial Relations requires employers to post information related to wages, hours and working conditions in an area frequented by employees where it may be easily read during the workday. Also listed below are additional resources and documents, including the notification mailer with answers to FAQs.

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Overview of Santa Rosa minimum wage rate and timeline in comparison with the State:

Santa Rosa
Year25 or fewer26+ employees25 or fewer26+ employees
2018$10 per hour$11 per hour
Same as state
Same as state
Jan. 1, 2020
Same as state
July 1, 2020$14$15
2021$13$14$15 + CPI-W
2022$14$15+ CPI-W
2023$15+ CPI-W
2024 and beyond+ CPI-W each year

Unless noted, all dates start on January 1 of that year.


Economic Development Division
(707) 543-3080