Inventory of US City and County Minimum Wage Ordinances

UC Berkeley Labor Center

Across the country, cities and counties have become laboratories of policy innovation on labor standards. Before 2012, only 5 localities had minimum wage laws; currently, 53 counties and cities do. To help inform policymakers and other stakeholders, the UC Berkeley Labor Center is maintaining an up-to-date inventory of these laws, with details on wage levels, scheduled increases, and other law details, as well as links to the ordinances.

Hayward, CA and San Carlos, CA have delayed their scheduled minimum wage increases from July 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021, citing the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Note that several minimum wage ordinances have been overturned, including Birmingham, AL; Miami Beach, FL; Louisville and Lexington, KY; Johnson, Lee, Linn, Polk, and Wapello Counties in Iowa; St. Louis, MO; and Kansas City, MO.

In December 2019 Tacoma, WA, repealed its minimum wage ordinance because Washington State’s minimum wage surpassed that of Tacoma. Two other cities have minimum wages that have been surpassed by their state’s minimum wage: Bangor, ME and San Diego, CA. Because these ordinances have not been repealed, we are leaving them in this inventory, but are not counting them toward the number of cities and counties with minimum wage ordinances.

The Minimum Wage Inventory includes only minimum wages that were set by local ordinance; it does NOT include localities whose separate minimum wage was set by state law. All information in the inventory is for informational purposes only and is not for the purpose of providing legal advice or documentation. Despite our best efforts, our inventory may not be immediately updated to reflect changes in laws, and may contain inaccuracies. Information on minimum wages should be confirmed with individual localities.

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(last updated 11-13-2020)

Snapshot: Cities and Counties with Minimum Wage Ordinances

Alameda, CA

Albuquerque, NM

Bangor, ME

Belmont, CA

Berkeley, CA

Bernalillo County, NM

Burlingame, CA

Chicago, IL
2014 ordinance
2019 amendments (see page 29)

Cook County, IL

Cupertino, CA

Daly City, CA

Denver, CO

El Cerrito, CA

Emeryville, CA

Flagstaff, AZ

Fremont, CA

Half Moon Bay, CA

Hayward, CA

Las Cruces, NM

Los Altos, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County, CA

Malibu, CA

Menlo Park, CA

Milpitas, CA

Minneapolis, MN

Montgomery County, MD (Chapter 27, Title XI)

Mountain View, CA

Novato, CA

Oakland, CA (see municipal code also)

Palo Alto, CA (see municipal code also)

Pasadena, CA (see municipal code also)

Petaluma, CA

Portland, ME; see also ballot initiative “Act To Increase the Minimum Wage in Portland,” passed 11/3/2020.

Prince George’s County, MD

Redwood City, CA

Rockland, ME

Richmond, CA

Saint Paul, MN

San Carlos, CA

San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

San Leandro, CA

San Mateo, CA

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe County, NM

Santa Monica, CA

Santa Rosa, CA

Seattle, WA

Sonoma, CA

South San Francisco, CA

Sunnyvale, CA

Washington, DC
1992 ordinance
2004 amendments
2013 amendments
2016 amendments