Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2022, but the raises will not be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $14.75 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $12.50 per hour in nonurban counties, and $13.50 in other areas of the state.

Oregon’s three minimum wages will be among the top state-level minimum wages in the nation. The highest minimum wage in 2022 will be in the District of Columbia ($16.10), followed by California ($15.00), Washington ($14.49), and Massachusetts ($14.25).

Oregon’s minimum wage levels were set by Senate Bill 1532 in 2016. The minimum wage increases on July 1 each year through 2022. There are three tiers of step increases based on geography.