$15 Minimum Wage

The City of Santa Rosa is proposing expediting the implementation of California Senate Bill 3, which raises the state minimum wage by set amounts each year to reach $15 per hour January 1, 2022, for employers in the state with 26 or more employees.

This local ordinance would set Santa Rosa’s minimum wage at no less than $15 per hour effective two years earlier—approximately January 1, 2020—for businesses with 26 or more employees, with no less than $15 per hour plus annual adjustments with the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) effective January 1, 2021. For businesses with fewer than 26 employees, minimum wage would be set at no less than $15 per hour plus CPI-W effective Janaury 1, 2021.

The below graph highlights differences between state law and local ordinances going forward.


California
Santa Rosa
Year25 or fewer26+ employees25 or fewer26+ employees
2018$10 per hour
$11 per hour
Same as state
2019$11$12
Same as state
2020$12
$13
Same as state
$15
2021$13
$14
$15
+ CDI-W
2022$14
$15
+ CDI-W
2023$15
+ CDI-W
2024 and beyond+ CDI-W each year