The salary requirement for California's computer software employee exemption increased this year, effective January 1, 2013. Now employees meeting this exemption must be paid at least $39.90 per hour or $83,132.93 per year for full-time employees (not less than $6,927.75 per month). The 2013 wage increased about $1.00 per hour and $2,000.00 per year respectively from 2012.