Effective July 1, 2017, employers in San Francisco must raise the minimum wage from $13.00/hour to $14.00/hour. By July 1, 2018, San Francisco’s minimum wage rate will be $15.00/hour. Similarly, in the city of Los Angeles and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, for employers with more than 25 employees, the minimum wage will be increased from $10.50/hour to $12.00/hour. These minimum wage rates are currently higher than the State of California’s minimum wage rate of $10.50/hour for employers with more than 25 employees. California will gradually increase minimum wage rates for employers with more than 25 employees, adding $1 to the base rate every January 1st culminating in $15.00/hour by January 1, 2022.