In mid-2019, the Sonoma City Council completed a Minimum Wage Study and adopted a local minimum wage ordinance, which became Chapter 2.80 of the Sonoma Municipal Code. The following notices are available to download for posting by employers in the workplace:
2024 SONOMA MINIMUM WAGE (effective January 1, 2024)
Starting January 1, 2024, the minimum wage rate in the City of Sonoma is $17.60/hour for large employers (26 or more employees) and $16.56/hour for small employers (25 or fewer employees).
2023 SONOMA MINIMUM WAGE (effective January 1, 2023)
- The 2023 Official Notice (poster) of the Sonoma Minimum Wage in English
- The 2023 Official Notice (poster) of the Sonoma Minimum Wage in Spanish (Aviso Oficial en Espanol)
On January 1, 2024, and annually thereafter, Sonoma's minimum wage will increase by CPI, with a maximum of 3.5 percent.
View the Sonoma Municipal Code for employer requirements and other details of the City's Minimum Wage Ordinance. (Note: the Minimum Wage ordinance originally included a medical benefit credit of up to $1.50 per hour to go into effect January 1, 2021, with guidelines to be determined (Section 2.80.040(F) of the original ordinance). At the meeting of November 16, 2020 the City Council voted to remove the Health Benefit Credit.)
Sonoma also has a Living Wage ordinance, which is more limited in scope. Learn more about the Living Wage here.