A large change took place statewide in Oregon on January 1, 2014…the minimum hourly wage increased 15 cents to $9.10.
Nearly 98,000 employees will see the pay increase, amounting to an extra $234 to spend this year compared to last.
Oregon’s minimum wage is the second-highest in the country, behind Washington, where the hourly minimum is $9.32. Idaho’s minimum wage remains at the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
In Oregon’s minimum wage rate is tied to inflation and changes yearly in accordance with consumer price index. Oregon had seen an increase of 15 cents from to 2012 to 2013, and by the same amount again this year.
Those earning minimum wage and working full-time will now make about $18,900, or $600 above the federal poverty level for a family of three.