Oregon Minimum Wage Hike to Start from July 1 Under Three Categories of Standard Rates

Oregon Minimum Wage Hike to Start from July 1 Under Three Categories of Standard Rates

As per the state legislature’s 2016 automatic yearly schedule, Oregon’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on July 1. In 2024, there will be a statewide rise of 50 cents, but there will still be three distinct minimum wages in the state:

  • One for the standard pay
  • For the Portland metro area, and
  • For non-urban areas.

Hourly rates in Portland’s metro area will go from $15.45 to $15.95, while those in the standard and non-urban areas would see increases from $14.20 to $14.70 and $13.20 to $13.70, respectively.

By April 30th of every year, the annual adjustment is computed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries using the Consumer Price Index as a measure of inflation for the previous year. To the closest five cents, all adjustments are rounded.

To ensure that the Portland wage is consistently $1.25 higher than the standard and the non-urban wage consistently $1 lower than the standard, the formula is applied to the standard minimum wage before adjusting the other two by the same dollar amount as per KGW News.

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$13.70 per hour (Non-urban rate)

The nonurban rate applies to the entirety of each county listed below:

  • Baker
  • Coos
  • Crook
  • Curry
  • Douglas
  • Gilliam
  • Grant
  • Harney
  • Jefferson
  • Klamath
  • Lake
  • Malheur
  • Morrow
  • Sherman
  • Umatilla
  • Union
  • Wallowa
  • Wheeler

$14.70 per hour (Standard rate)

The standard rate impacts the counties below, as well as parts of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties that are outside the urban growth boundary:

  • Benton
  • Clatsop
  • Columbia
  • Deschutes
  • Hood River
  • Jackson
  • Josephine
  • Lane
  • Lincoln
  • Linn
  • Marion
  • Polk
  • Tillamook
  • Wasco
  • Yamhill

$15.95 per hour (Portland metro rate)

The Portland metro area rate applies to areas within the urban growth boundary, which include parts of the counties below:

  • Clackamas
  • Multnomah
  • Washington

The minimum wage in Washington state goes up every year on January 1st instead of July 1st; in 2024, it went up from $15.74 to $16.28. In 2024, the federal minimum wage will stay at $7.25 an hour, unchanged from its 2009 level. But greater minimum salaries are determined by 30 individual states.

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