Your Guide to Oregon’s Minimum Wage

Your Guide to Oregon’s Minimum Wage
What’s the minimum wage in Oregon in 2024? Get prepared with minimum wage requirements with help from Square.
by Square Nov 10, 2023 — 2 min read
Your Guide to Oregon’s Minimum Wage

We know that as a small business owner in Oregon, you’re eager to stay on top of the recent minimum wage increases. To help you do just that, we’ve put together this quick guide with all the info you need to know in 2024.

What is the minimum wage in Oregon for 2024?

On July 1, 2023, Oregon’s minimum wage increased to $14.20 for employers in the Standard area, $15.45 in the Portland metro area, and $13.20 in the non-urban counties. The minimum wage in Oregon will likely increase again across all counties on July 1, 2024.

Interested in the minimum wage in Eugene, Oregon? Look at the standard counties minimum wage. Do you live in a county in the eastern part of the state? Those are considered non-urban counties. Or if you want to know the minimum wage in Portland, Oregon, take a look at Portland metro.

oregon's standard and non-urban counties

Are there plans to change the minimum wage in Oregon?

Yes. Effective July 1, 2023, the Oregon minimum wage rate will be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index.

What’s happening beyond 2024?

Date Standard Counties Portland Metro Non-Urban Counties
July 1, 2021 $12.75 $14.00 $12.00
July 1, 2022 $13.50 $14.75 $12.50
July 1, 2023 $14.20 $15.45 $13.20
July 1, 2024 Adjusted based on Consumer Price Index $1.25 more than standard minimum wage $1 less than the standard minimum wage

How should small business owners prepare for Oregon minimum wage and paid leave increases?

Every business is different, so there isn’t one right way to prepare. Here are a few options you may want to consider:


As always, verify that your business has an EIN, is following the equal pay law, and that you’re allowing your employees to use their meals and breaks.

To make sure your business is prepared and stays in compliance, we recommend that you discuss these upcoming changes to the Oregon minimum wage and paid family leave laws with your accountant and lawyer.

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