South Dakota minimum wage to increase Jan. 1

South Dakota’s minimum wage will increase from $10.80/hour to $11.20/hour effective January first.

The minimum wage is annually adjusted by any increase in the cost of living, as measured in the Consumer Price Index published by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The state implements this annual increase as established by a law passed by the South Dakota Legislature that took effect in January of 2016.

The hourly minimum wage for tipped employees will be $5.60/hour effective January first. Wages and tips combined must equal at least the minimum wage.

These increases will apply to all South Dakota employers, with some limited exceptions.


October 16, 2023