Oregon's minimum wage is set to increase this week

Jun 29 2020, 2:20 pm

The state of Oregon is getting a much-needed increase to its mandatory minimum wage this week.

Starting on July 1, minimum wages in the Portland metropolitan area, standard regions, and non-urban communities will increase.

Implemented in 2016 as part of Senate Bill 1532, annual increases in minimum wage across the entire state have taken affect each subsequent year on July 1. What started as $9.25 per hour in Portland metro area has grown to $12.50 as of 2019.

New 2020 minimum wage increases will be $13.25 for Portland-metro (parts of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties), $12 for standard regions (Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Yamhill, and parts of Clackamas, Multnomah, & Washington), and $11.50 for non-urban areas (including Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler Counties).