Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2021, employers in Portland are required to pay hourly employees the State of Maine minimum wage of $12.15 per hour.  A direct wage of $6.08 per hour must be paid to tipped workers. For more information, please consult the Maine Department of Labor.

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