Attention local employers and employees! The City of Pasadena wants to inform you that starting on July 1, 2021, the minimum wage in the city will increase from $16.11 per hour to $16.93 per hour for all businesses, regardless of size. This increase resulted from the Pasadena City Council's adoption of its minimum wage ordinance on March 14, 2016.
It's important to note that California's minimum wage does not preempt Pasadena's minimum wage ordinance.
Therefore, Pasadena's minimum wage is different from the state's and provides for a steeper increase in the minimum wage. Pasadena's minimum wage is adjusted annually by an amount equal to the change in the consumer price index. This new wage rate will remain in effect until June 30, 2024, when it will again be adjusted.
This increase recognizes the importance of the local minimum wage and its impact on low-wage earners and immigrant community members. Planning & Community Development Director Jennifer Paige acknowledges that workers at all levels bring vibrance and vitality to the local economy. Employees can now share in Pasadena's prosperity, made possible by the City Council's vision of requiring a fair and just minimum wage payment.
For more information about the Pasadena Minimum Wage Ordinance, visit bit.ly/3o3SHMh.