Minimum wage goes up this week in Oregon

In Portland, employers will now pay at least $13.25 an hour, 75 cents higher than before and at least $1.25 higher than other parts of the state.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Many Oregonians will get a raise on Wednesday with minimum wage going up for the fourth year in a row.

In Portland, employers will now pay at least $13.25 an hour, 75 cents higher than before and at least $1.25 higher than other parts of the state. In standard counties, the new minimum wage will be $12 per hour and in non-urban areas, it will be $11.50 an hour.

Minimum wage differs based on each area’s cost of living.

This is the fourth minimum wage increase in a series of six annual rate hikes. By the year 2022, it’s expected to reach $14.75 an hour.

Here’s a look at which counties will pay which rate:

$13.25 per hour

  • Clackamas
  • Multnomah
  • Washington

$12 per hour

  • Benton
  • Clatsop
  • Columbia
  • Deschutes
  • Hood River
  • Jackson
  • Josephine
  • Lane
  • Lincoln
  • Linn
  • Marion
  • Polk
  • Tillamook
  • Wasco
  • Yamhill
  • Parts of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington*

$11.50 per hour

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

*The minimum wage you earn depends on your employer’s exact address. If you work inside the urban growth boundary, you should make at least $13.25. If you work outside the urban growth boundary, you should make at least $12. Look up your work address here: bit.ly/metroboundary

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