What You Need to Know About North Dakota’s Minimum Wage

What You Need to Know About North Dakota’s Minimum Wage
Everything you need to know about North Dakota's minimum wage.
by Mary Hohn Nov 13, 2023 — 2 min read
What You Need to Know About North Dakota’s Minimum Wage

Nothing in this article constitutes legal advice. Please consult a tax attorney or tax professional if you have questions about minimum wage compliance.

Across the country, multiple states have raised their minimum wage requirements in recent years. While the North Dakota minimum wage has stayed the same, it’s important to make sure you’re up to speed on the state requirements if you’re a small business owner.

Here’s a roundup of must-know details on the minimum wage in North Dakota.

What is the minimum wage in North Dakota?

North Dakota’s minimum wage matches the current federal minimum wage of $7.25. The minimum wage applies to most employees in North Dakota, but there are some exceptions, including:


Since some counties, cities, and towns may have their own minimum wage laws, make sure you confirm which local wage laws apply to you.

Are there plans to change the minimum wage beyond 2024?

There are no current plans for a North Dakota minimum wage increase. However, measures aimed to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15.00 are increasingly being considered by the North Dakota state government. In January 2023, state lawmakers introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 in 2023 and increase the state mandated hourly pay by $0.25 every year after that. This bill eventually died in the House, leaving uncertainty as to how the North Dakota minimum wage will change in the future.

How should small business owners prepare for changes to the minimum wage?

Though there are no plans for a North Dakota minimum wage increase in the immediate future, it’s better to be prepared for when the time comes. To ensure your business is ready, we recommend taking the following steps:


While these are helpful guidelines to follow, to make sure your business is prepared and stays in compliance, you should discuss North Dakota minimum wage laws with your accountant and lawyer.

Mary Hohn
Mary Hohn writes for Square, where she covers topics that affect business owners — from starting a business to growing a business — and the tools and technology that help them succeed.


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