Enacted by the 2016 Oregon Legislature, Senate Bill 1532 establishes a series of annual minimum wage rate increases beginning July 1, 2016 through July 1, 2022.  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.

In addition to a new standard minimum wage rate, the bill sets out a separate rate which will apply to employers located in the urban growth boundary of a metropolitan service district.  (Currently, only the Portland metropolitan area has an urban growth boundary.)  Finally, a third rate will apply within certain “nonurban” counties named in the bill:

 Date Standard Portland Metro Nonurban Counties
January 1, 2016 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25
July 1, 2016 $9.75 $9.75 $9.50
July 1, 2017 $10.25 $11.25 $10.00
July 1, 2018 $10.75 $12.00 $10.50
July 1, 2019 $11.25 $12.50 $11.00
July 1, 2020 $12.00 $13.25 $11.50
July 1, 2021 $12.75 $14.00 $12.00
July 1, 2022 $13.50 $14.75 $12.50
July 1, 2023 Adjusted annually based on the increase, if any, to the US City average Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers $1.25 over the standard minimum wage $1 less than the standard minimum wage


Portland Metro

The Portland Metro rate applies to employers located within the urban growth boundary (UGB) of themetropolitan service district.

Nonurban counties

The nonurban rate applies to employers located within the following counties:

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


Oregon Minimum Wage Rates by County

NOTE: Employers located within Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties but NOT within the UGB will be subject to the standard rate, not the metro rate.

Read full article here: https://www.oregon.gov/boli/WHD/OMW/Pages/Minimum-Wage-Rate-Summary.aspx