Portland Minimum Wage Laws Portland, Maine Local Minimum Wage for 2022, 2023

While Maine's state minimum wage is $13.80 per hour, Portland has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Portland. A minimum wage increase is currently scheduled in Portland, but until the effective date of TBD the state minimum wage rate of $13.80 will apply.

Current Minimum Wage
$14.00 / hour
Effective 1/1/2023
Future Increase
Comparison to State Wage
+$0.20 / hour

Because Portland has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by Maine or the Federal government, the higher local minimum wage rate takes precedence and must be paid to all employees covered by the local minimum wage regulation.

Keep in mind that Maine and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Portland. You can find more information about Maine's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

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