Mayor Announces Increase to San Francisco's Minimum Wage

Mayor Newsom Announces Increase to San Francisco's Minimum Wage

City to Boost Wages for San Francisco’s Lowest Paid Workers to $9.92 Per Hour Starting January 1, 2011.

Today Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that the City’s minimum wage will increase to $9.92, adjusted by 1.3% from $9.79 per hour, to San Francisco’s lowest paid workers starting January 1, 2011.

“Ensuring that our local minimum wage keeps pace with inflation will protect the purchasing power of San Francisco’s working families and further stimulate our economic recovery,” said Mayor Newsom.

The Minimum Wage Ordinance, passed by the voters in November 2003, calls for annual rate adjustments based on the previous year’s Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose metropolitan area. There was no increase in the San Francisco minimum wage in 2010. Read more.

Posted on December 15, 2010 | The comments to this entry are closed.