Beginning on Friday, July 1, the next stage of minimum wage increases will take effect in Oregon. The minimum wage will increase to $13.50 in Salem, Eugene, and surrounding areas, while Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties will see an increase to $14.75 per hour.
Since Senate Bill 1532 passed in 2016, Oregon has seen a gradual increase in its minimum wages as a result, from $9.25 per hour (in 2016) to the wages we see today.
Beginning in 2023, the minimum wage will be adjusted based on the Consumer Price Index. The wage will be rounded to the nearest nickel. Meanwhile, the minimum wage in the Portland metro area will remain $1.25 more than in other areas like Salem and Eugene.
In 2016, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 1532, which:
|Establishes tiered system for determination of minimum wage based on size and geographic location of employer. Suspends annual inflation adjustment for minimum wage rate until 2020. Establishes Wage Enforcement Fund. Creates Minimum Wage Advisory Committee.] Repeals state preemption of local minimum wage requirements.] Establishes tiered system for determination of minimum wage based on geographical location of employer. Creates base rate for minimum wage through June 30, 2023. Suspends annual inflation adjustment for minimum wage rate until July 1, 2023. Requires employers located within Portland’s urban growth boundary to pay rate higher than base rate for minimum wage. Allows employers located within certain counties to pay rate lower than base rate for minimum wage.