Minimum Wage Increases


Beginning July 1, 2023, the minimum wage rate will be indexed to inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), a figure published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Oregon Minimum Wage Rate Summary Date Standard Portland Metro Non-urban Counties. Lincoln Counties minimum wage increased to $12.00 per hour.


July 1, 2020

$12.00

$13.25

$11.50


The law requires that you be paid at least Oregon’s minimum wage, with few exceptions.

If you are paid by piece rate, per hour, by commission, or paid by the day, your wages still have to add up to at least minimum wage for each hour you worked.

  • Tips are separate and cannot be counted as wages. Tip credits are illegal in Oregon.

  • Please see above for the minimum wage rate you should be earning.

  • You cannot agree to make less than the minimum wage. The minimum wage is the same for adults and for minors.

  • If you make minimum wage, you likely qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit which could give you up to $6,500 back on your taxes. Learn more here.

I am paid on commission. Am I still supposed to get minimum wage?


Your wages still have to add up to at least minimum wage for each hour you worked.

I am a delivery driver and work in many counties – how much should I make?

You should make the minimum wage for the county where you start and end your day.

I am under 18. Can my employer pay me less than minimum wage?


No. The minimum wage is the same for adults and for minors.

Can my employer use any tips I get toward my hourly pay?


No. Tip credits are illegal in Oregon. Your tips are yours and cannot be counted against your hourly pay. Your employer can require you to pool tips with other workers, but management or the house cannot share in the pool.

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