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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: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Oregon employers must pay their nonexempt employees a minimum wage, which varies by region. See Minimum Wage.
  • Tips may not be applied toward an employer's minimum wage obligations. See Tip Credit.
  • However, the costs of meals and lodging may be applied toward an employer's minimum wage obligations See Credit for Meals and Lodging.
  • Certain workers may be paid less than the minimum wage. See Subminimum Wages.
  • Localities including Multnomah County, Portland and Washington County have requirements pertaining to the minimum wage. See Local Requirements.