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Minimum Wage: Oregon

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Sean Ray, Barran Liebman LLP

Updating Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor


  • Oregon employers must pay their nonexempt employees a minimum wage. See Minimum Wage.
  • Oregon has a unique three-tiered minimum wage rate that varies by region. See Minimum Wage.
  • Tips may not be applied toward an employer's minimum wage obligations, but the costs of meals and lodging may. See Credit for Tipped Employees and Credit for Meals and Lodging.
  • Certain workers with disabilities, student-learners and inmates in work-release programs may be paid less than the minimum wage following the appropriate application process. See Subminimum Wages.