Oregon Minimum Wage Goes Up July 1, 2017

As a result of legislation passed in 2016, minimum wage in Oregon goes up on July 1, 2017. For employers in the Portland Metro Area, minimum wage will increase to $11.25 per hour.  Employers in nonurban counties (listed below) must increase minimum wage to $10.00 per hour.  Employers outside the Portland Metro Area and not located in a nonurban county must pay minimum wage of $10.25 beginning July 1st.

As a reminder, the nonurban counties defined in the statute are: Baker; Coos; Crook; Curry; Douglas; Gilliam; Grant; Harney; Jefferson; Klamath; Lake; Malheur; Morrow; Sherman; Umatilla; Union; Wallowa; Wheeler.

To determine whether an employer is located in the Portland Metro Area go to: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/library/urban-growth-boundary/lookup

A link to BOLI’s minimum wage poster for 2017 is here: http://www.oregon.gov/boli/WHD/pages/minimum_wage_posters.aspx




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