Policies & Knowledge

Here you can find information on federal, state, local, and SMC policies and regulations that relates to compensation.

Faculty Salary Policy

Review Section 2.15 of the Faculty Handbook for the policy in detail.

Staff Compensation Policy & Guidelines

The College maintains a staff salary policy which strives to embody internal equity and external competitiveness within budgetary constraints. Review Section 7.2 of the Staff Handbook for the policy in detail.

Current Minimum Wages

New Regulations

  • Effective January 1, 2019, the California Sate Minimum Wage increased to $12.00/hr; and the minimum salary threshold for employees with exempt status positions was revised to $49,920.00 annualized. In accordance with SB 3, effective January 1, 2020, the California State Minimum Wage will increase to $13.00/hour; and the minimum salary threshold for employees with exempt status positions will increase to $54,080.00.