California Minimum Wage

What is the Minimum Wage in California?

The minimum wage in California for 2022 for employers with 25 or fewer employees is $14 an hour. Employers with 26 or more employees pay $15 per hour. In 2023, the minimum wage rates for all employers will increase to $15.50 to level out the playing field.

Some employers try to get away with not paying for travel time or preparation time. They also may pay a flat rate for a job that results in less than minimum wage.