Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in the City of Portland is $13.00 per hour for hourly employees or $6.50 for employees who earn over $100 per month in tips ("service employees"). 

Whenever an emergency order is in effect, the City of Portland minimum wage will be calculated at 1.5 times the regular minimum wages (described above). For additional guidance or interpretation, please contact a private attorney.

From January 1, 2022 through January 12, 2022, the minimum wage in Portland was $19.50 per hour for hourly employees or $9.75 for service employees. This temporary increase in the local minimum wage was the result of an emergency order enacted by the City Council.

Please use this form to report a violation of the local minimum wage ordinance.

This Frequently Asked Question List only provides general information/answers and should not be viewed as legal advice. Please consult a lawyer to discuss City or State ordinances further and to obtain any required legal advice.

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