Cities and counties with minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2022

State Locality Previous minimum wage New minimum wage as of Jan. 1, 2022 Amount of increase Type of increase Annual increase for full-time, full-year min. wage worker Previous tipped minimum wage Tipped minimum wage as of Jan. 1, 2022 Tipped minimum wage increase amount
Arizona Flagstaff $15.00 $15.50 $0.50 Ballot measure $1,040 $12.00 $13.00 $1.00
California Belmont $15.90 $16.20 $0.30 Inflation adjustment $624 $15.90 $16.20 $0.30
California Cupertino $15.65 $16.40 $0.75 Inflation adjustment $1,560 $15.65 $16.40 $0.75
California East Palo Alto $15.00 $15.60 $0.60 Inflation adjustment $1,248 $15.00 $15.60 $0.60
California El Cerrito $15.61 $16.37 $0.76 Inflation adjustment $1,581 $15.61 $16.37 $0.76
California Hayward $15.00 $15.56 $0.56 Inflation adjustment $1,165 $15.00 $15.56 $0.56
California Los Altos $15.65 $16.40 $0.75 Inflation adjustment $1,560 $15.65 $16.40 $0.75
California Mountain View $16.30 $17.10 $0.80 Inflation adjustment $1,664 $16.30 $17.10 $0.80
California Novato $15.53 $15.77 $0.24 Inflation adjustment $499 $15.53 $15.77 $0.24
California Oakland $14.36 $15.06 $0.70 Inflation adjustment $1,456 $14.36 $15.06 $0.70
California Palo Alto $15.65 $16.45 $0.80 Inflation adjustment $1,664 $15.65 $16.45 $0.80
California Petaluma $15.20 $15.85 $0.65 Inflation adjustment $1,352 $15.20 $15.85 $0.65
California Redwood City $15.62 $16.20 $0.58 Inflation adjustment $1,206 $15.62 $16.20 $0.58
California Richmond $15.21 $15.54 $0.33 Inflation adjustment $686 $15.21 $15.54 $0.33
California San Diego $14.00 $15.00 $1.00 Ballot measure $2,080 $14.00 $15.00 $1.00
California San Jose $15.45 $16.20 $0.75 Inflation adjustment $1,560 $15.45 $16.20 $0.75
California San Mateo $15.62 $16.20 $0.58 Inflation adjustment $1,206 $15.62 $16.20 $0.58
California Santa Clara $15.65 $16.40 $0.75 Inflation adjustment $1,560 $15.65 $16.40 $0.75
California Santa Rosa $15.20 $15.85 $0.65 Inflation adjustment $1,352 $15.20 $15.85 $0.65
California Sonoma $15.00 $16.00 $1.00 City ordinance $2,080 $15.00 $16.00 $1.00
California Sunnyvale $16.30 $17.10 $0.80 Inflation adjustment $1,664 $16.30 $17.10 $0.80
Colorado Denver $14.77 $15.87 $1.10 City ordinance $2,288 $11.75 $12.85 $1.10
Maine Portland $12.15 $13.00 $0.85 Ballot measure $1,768 $6.08 $6.50 $0.42
New York Nassau, Suffolk & Westchester Counties $14.00 $15.00 $1.00 Legislation $2,080 $8.65 $9.35 $0.70
Washington Seattle $16.69 $17.27 $0.58 Inflation adjustment $1,206 $16.39 $16.69 $0.30
Washington SeaTac $16.57 $17.54 $0.97 Inflation adjustment $2,018 $16.34 $16.57 $0.23

Notes: The minimum wage increase for New York’s Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties took effect on 12/31/2021. In the case of these counties, “legislation” indicates that the new rate was established by the New York state legislature. “Ballot measure” indicates the new rate was set by a ballot initiative passed by voters. “City ordinance” indicates that the new rate was set by the city council. “Inflation adjustment” indicates that the new rate was established by a formula, reflecting the change in prices over the preceding year. Annual increase for full-time, full-year minimum wage worker is the hourly increase multiplied by 2080 hours (40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year).

Source: EPI compilation of minimum wage data from state and local agency websites, state legislation, and local ordinances.

View the underlying data on epi.org.