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Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1st

Written by on June 28, 2023

Salem, Ore., — Minimum wage workers will get a raise when Oregon’s minimum wage rates go up on July 1.

“Oregon’s minimum wage increase is more important than ever this year, as people work to
stay afloat with increasing national costs,” says Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle.

As of July 1, Oregon minimum wages will be:

Portland metro area (within urban growth boundary): $14.75 per hour
Standard counties (and outside urban growth boundary): $13.50 per hour
Non-urban counties: $12.50 per hour

Oregon’s minimum wage rate depends on work location, as the state is divided into three
minimum wage regions. More information is available at

These rate increases represent the sixth yearly increase since 2016 and are the final predetermined increases in law. Beginning next year, Oregon minimum wage rates will
automatically be indexed to inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), a figure published
by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Oregon’s inflation adjusted rate structure is proving ever more critical given national and global
inflationary trends.

The federal minimum wage has not gone up since 2009. At $7.25, less than half the PortlandMetro area minimum wage. Oregon workers must be paid Oregon minimum wage, with few

Workers who aren’t receiving the correct minimum wage or don’t receive the increased
minimum wage can contact BOLI to make a complaint at
Employers can visit the same webpage for answers to questions or to download the required
worksite poster. They can also contact our employer assistance hotline by emailing or calling 971-361-8400.

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