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:
2023 SONOMA MINIMUM WAGE (effective January 1, 2023)
2022 SONOMA MINIMUM WAGE (effective January 1, 2022)
The chart below compares the progression of the minimum wage rates for the State of California and the City of Sonoma. 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.