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City of San Diego hourly minimum wage will increase to $16.30 effective Jan. 1, 2023

The Increase will apply to all employees who work within the City of San Diego.
Credit: KFMB

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — San Diegans will receive more money in their paychecks next year. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, employees who perform at least two hours of work in one or more calendar weeks of the year within the City of San Diego will receive a minimum wage increase from $15 to $16.30 an hour. 

The change is in accordance with the City’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance, approved in 2016. The Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance is applicable to all industries and businesses and there are no exceptions. Tips and gratuities do not count toward payment of minimum wage. 

“With the cost of living rising, this increase could not come at a more needed time for workers and working families,” said Mayor Todd Gloria. “This increase means a better ability to make ends meet, put food on the table and spend in our local businesses.” 

Updated notices for employers to post in their workplaces are available on the City’s Minimum Wage Program webpage. Employers are required to post these notices in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job site in the City of San Diego. 

Anyone who believes an employer is violating the ordinance is encouraged to file a complaint, in writing, with the City’s Minimum Wage Program. To contact the program, call 619-615-1565.  

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