Living Wage Certification

Orange County Living Wage is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that certifies and publicizes businesses paying their workers a living wage. We engage consumers in living wage advocacy through consumer campaigns, living wage pledges, and “buycotts” of certified employers. Businesses voluntarily certify as living wage employers because they believe fair compensation is good for their employees, their business, and our community. We promote our businesses and employers through social media and print media, events in our community, and through our website. Our employer list includes a wide variety of for-profit, nonprofit, and municipal employers.

For more information on certification, please see the Definitions, Wage Criteria and Program, and Living Wage Calculation pages. Then, you can complete our application:

"Certification Application"