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Minimum Wage in the City of Santa Clarita – $15.50 per Hour


The City of Santa Clarita abides by the minimum wage set by the State of California. Effective January 1, 2023, the minimum wage in California is $15.50 per hour for all employers. Therefore, the minimum wage for businesses located within the City of Santa Clarita is currently $15.50 per hour. Information regarding the State’s minimum wage can be found here: Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions (

Businesses located in unincorporated areas of the Santa Clarita Valley are under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County and will need to abide by the County’s minimum wage requirements. For unincorporated areas of LA County, the minimum wage was raised to $16.90/hour effective July 1, 2023. Information regarding LA County’s minimum wage requirements can be found here: Minimum Wage for Businesses – Consumer & Business ( check the jurisdiction that your business falls under, visit and input your business address. You can also use the City’s  Mapping Your City tool to view the City of Santa Clarita’s boundaries.  

Please contact Cailin Garcia at cgar[email protected] or (661) 285-4078 for further assistance.