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Employment Laws

South Dakota Minimum Wage

South Dakota Minimum Wage

Tip Credit

Annual Increase


Frequently Asked Questions about Minimum Wage

State Minimum Wage Posting

Federal Minimum Wage (U.S. Department of Labor)

South Dakota Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is annually adjusted by any increase in cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index published by the U.S. Department of Labor. In no case may the minimum wage be decreased.

Non-tipped Employees

The minimum wage for non-tipped employees in South Dakota is $9.30/hour (effective Jan. 1, 2020).

Tip Credit (Tipped Employees)

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the hourly minimum wage for tipped employees is no less than $4.65/hour. The employer must make sure the employees receive no less than the current minimum wage and must keep a record of all tips received by employees.

Annual Increase

South Dakota's minimum wage will be adjusted on an annual basis, increasing at the same rate as the cost of living as measured in the Consumer Price Index published by the U.S. Department of Labor. The amount of the increase will be rounded up to the nearest 5 cents. The minimum wage cannot decrease.

The new adjusted rate will be announced on this web page for the following year no later than Oct. 15 of each year.


State Minimum Wage Posting

There is no state statute requirement for the following state minimum wage posting; it is provided as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

State Minimum Wage Posting (in Adobe PDF format)

2020 Posting: (effective Jan. 1, 2020)

2020 State Minimum Wage Posting in English

2020 State Minimum Wage Posting in Spanish



The information provided on this page should in no way be considered legal advice. For specific information about your legal rights, you should consult your personal attorney. If you have a general question, contact us.