South Dakota Minimum Wage

What are Minimum Wages in South Dakota?

What's the minimum wage in South Dakota? For entrepreneurs and small business owners with employees, it's important to know whether your state has a minimum wage law. Information on minimum wages can be tough to find so we've done the research for you. Here's the minimum wage for South Dakota.

As of January 1, 2021, minimum wage in South Dakota is $9.45.

South Dakota is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws.

For many years, from 2010 to 2014, the minimum wage in South Dakota was identical to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25, but it now exceeds the Federal minimum by $2.20.

Voters in South Dakota decided in November 2014 to enact a minimum wage increase, raising the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour as of January 1, 2015, with subsequent annual increases tied to the Consumer Price Index.

According to 2012 US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, there were 12,000 minimum wage workers in South Dakota, representing 4.7 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

Last Updated: January 4, 2021.

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