SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s labor commissioner says the state’s hourly minimum wage is going up to $9.10 an hour in January.
That’s a 15-cent increase, up from $8.95.
This makes Oregon’s minimum wage the second-highest in the country, behind Washington state.
The increase is automatic and tied to the U.S. Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index.
The increase will put an additional $20 million in the hands of Oregon’s lowest-paid workers, which is about