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Did you know that tipped employees working in South Dakota may be exempt from the state's minimum wage? That instead, a minimum cash wage of $4.86 per hour may be paid to workers receiving more than $30 per month in tips?

  • South Dakota Compensation
  • South Dakota Payroll for Employers
  • South Dakota Income Tax Withholding
  • South Dakota Benefits
  • South Dakota Links


South Dakota Compensation

Employees covered by South Dakota's minimum wage law must be paid $8.55 an hour. 

All employees are covered except those specifically exempt by statute, such as babysitters, outside salespersons, and those working for seasonal employers.

Tipped employees (those regularly receiving more than $35 a month in tips and other considerations) must be paid a cash wage of at least $2.13 an hour. If an employee's tips combined with the cash wage of $2.13 an hour do not total the minimum wage, the employer must make up the difference.

South Dakota Payroll for Employers

Employers must pay wages at least once in a calendar month or on regular agreed paydays designated in advance.

​South Dakota Unemployment:


Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        15,000

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    1.0 - 1.2

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)     None

Period Effective                                             Calendar Year 2016


South Dakota Income Tax Withholding

South Dakota has no state personal income tax law.

South Dakota Benefits

​South Dakota Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Prohibited


South Dakota Links


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