It is important as a business owner or someone who is thinking of starting a company to familiarize yourself with the minimum wage system in the United States and in particular, your state. If you are an employee in North Dakota, you will also want to familiarize yourself with the North Dakota minimum wage to make sure your worker’s rights are protected and being upheld.

Whatever state you decide to do business in the US, it is more than likely to have its own unique minimum wage and the rules and laws that apply to it. Let’s take a look at the North Dakota minimum wage 2021.

North Dakota is one of 21 states whose minimum wage matches that of the federal minimum wage. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and is considered the national wage. Nowadays, most states have their own minimum wage that is calculated by the consumer price index. However, there are still some states like North Dakota that have not increased their minimum wage above the Federal level.



Did the North Dakota Minimum Wage Go Up?

The graphic below highlights the North Dakota minimum wage over the past several years. The minimum wage did not go up and remains at $7.25 per hour in 2021.

Minimum wage in North Dakota

North Dakota Minimum Wage 2021

2021 has seen no increase to the North Dakota minimum wage as it remains $7.25. There has been no increase in the state’s wage since 2009. It seems like the ND min wage will not increase for the foreseeable future. However, there are some exceptions to the North Dakota state minimum wage, which are as follows:

  • Employers must pay their tipped employees a minimum of $2.13, although, they must receive tips that make up the remainder of the ND min wage ($7.25).
  • Full-time students can be paid a minimum of 85% of the North Dakota minimum wage, provided their employers have a license from the North Dakota Department of Labor.
  • Employees under the age of 20 can be paid a minimum of $4.25 per hour for their first 90 days of employment, this is called a training wage.

If you wish to stay constantly updated on the North Dakota labor laws and would like to read up on more detailed information, go to the North Dakota State Gov website. Their mission is to enforce North Dakota labor and human rights laws and to educate the public about these laws. In addition, the department licenses employment agencies operating in the state and can verify the status of independent contractor relationships.

To find out more information regarding the US minimum wage by state, check out our page that has a table in alphabetical order of all 50 states, not just the ND min wage, and also covers the historical minimum wage for the past several years.

North Dakota Minimum Wage History

The table below provides the history of North Dakota’s minimum wage over the years since 2008. You can see when there were increases in the minimum wage, how much they were, and what percentage increase it represents.

StateWageYear$ Wage Increase% Increase
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2021$7.252021$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2020$7.252020$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2019$7.252019$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2018$7.252018$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2017$7.252017$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2016$7.252016$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2015$7.252015$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2014$7.252014$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2013$7.252013$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2012$7.252012$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2011$7.252011$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2010$7.252010$00%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2009$7.252009$0.7011%
North Dakota Minimum Wage 2008$6.552008$00%

EIN Number North Dakota

As a North Dakota business owner and employer, or someone that is looking to register an LLC or an incorporated company in North Dakota with the goal of hiring employees, now, or in the future, you will need to have a North Dakota EIN number.

An EIN is also known as an Employer Identification Number and is issued by the internal revenue service (IRS). We have created a guide on how to get an EIN number in North Dakota with the IRS, and it includes links to the appropriate sources and forms and the differences between whether you are a U.S. citizen or a foreign national applying for a North Dakota EIN.