2012 Minimum Wage Increase for Oregon & Washington

The Oregon and Washington minimum wage rates will increase for the 2012 year. The new rates are effective January 1, 2012:

  • Oregon will increase from $8.50 to $8.80/hr.
  • Washington will increase from $8.67 to $9.04/hr.

Oregon and Washington have the nation’s high minimum wage rates.

Brandon Laws

Brandon Laws is Senior Marketing Manager at Xenium HR. He has a B.S. in Business Management & Entrepreneurship from Western Oregon University and regularly writes on various business, economic and leadership topics. Brandon enjoys reading, listening to podcasts and watching and playing sports.

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