As of January 1, 2014, minimum wage in South Dakota is $7.25.
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South Dakota is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. The minimum wage in South Dakota is identical to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
Voters in South Dakota will decide in November 2014 whether to enact a minimum wage increase. If it passes, the ballot measure will raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour, as of January 1, 2015, and subsequent annual increases will then be tied to the Consumer Price Index.
According to 2012 US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, there are 12,000 minimum wage workers in South Dakota, representing 4.70 percent of the hourly workforce.
Please realize that the South Dakota minimum wages cited above may have changed since we posted this minimum wage information. State minimum wages can change because new laws are enacted or because old laws contained scheduled increases. You should also be aware that state law often exempts particular company types, occupations and industries. To get the latest minimum wages for South Dakota, visit www.dol.gov.
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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