Current Living Wage Rates

Living Wage Policy

Per Board of Supervisors Policy 5.5.5.5., agreements for services that meet the criteria below are covered under the County's Living Wage Ordinance. If you have executed a new agreement pursuant to a formal request for proposal (RFP) or an Informal Competitive Procurement (ICP), please see the information on this page to help you learn more about the policy and how to enforce it.

Fiscal Year 2023 - 2024 Rates

(July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)

WITH BOTH health and retirement benefits​

​WITH EITHER health or retirement benefits ​WITHOUT health or retirement benefits
​$23.31 ​​$25.31

​​$27.31

per hour​ ​per hour ​per hour
 

The table below shows the County of Santa Clara living wage rate adjustments since adoption of the Ordinance in January 2015.

Applicable Fiscal Year Period

WITHOUT health or retirement benefits

WITH EITHER health or retirement benefits

WITH BOTH health and retirement benefits

July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

$26.96

$24.96

$22.96

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

$25.31

$23.31

$21.31

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

$24.56

$22.56

$20.56

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

$23.92

$21.92

$19.92

July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

$22.98

$20.98

$18.98

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

$21.82

$19.82

$17.82

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

$21.39

$19.39

$17.39

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

$19.57

$17.57

$15.57

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

$19.06

$17.06

$15.06

Exempt Agreements

Agreements that fall under the following categories are exempt from living wage:

  • Community-Based Organizations
  • Public Works Projects (CLC §1720)
  • Revenue Agreements
  • Compensation Contracts
  • Intergovernmental Agreements
  • IHSS Contracts
  • Contracts with County Employe​es

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