Senate Bill 1532, passed in 2016, set in motion a plan to increase the minimum wage annually. Increases began July 01, 2016, and continue through July 01, 2022. These increases differ by region.

The most recent increase went into effect on July 01, 2021, increasing the standard minimum wage to $12.75, $14.00 for Portland Metro, and $12.00 for nonurban counties.

DateStandardPortland MetroNonurban Counties
July 1, 2019​$11.25$12.50$11.00
July 1, 2020$12.00$13.25$11.50
July 1, 2021$12.75$14.00$12.00
July 1, 2022$13.50$14.75$12.50
July 1, 2023Adjusted annually based on the increase, if any, to the US City average Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers$1.25 over the standard minimum wage$1 less than the standard minimum wage

Employers should be:

  • Determining who the employees are impacted by the minimum wage increase
  • Notifying those Employees of the effective date and increase
  • Setting up payroll to accommodate the changes and/or notify your payroll provider
  • Assessing the impact on your internal equity and making necessary adjustments to avoid pay compression
  • Sending out and replacing the required Oregon minimum wage poster

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