North Carolina Minimum Wage Calculator 2024

Use our calculator to discover the North Carolina Minimum Wage. The North Carolina Minimum Wage is the lowermost hourly rate that any employee in North Carolina can expect by law. There are legal minimum wages set by the federal government and the state government of North Carolina. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and the North Carolina state minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. The law states that whichever is the higher applies to employers in that state.

North Carolina is one of the states that has a minimum wage rule and ensures that their employers pay it. There are five states that do not. Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee do not.

The minimum wage in North Carolina means that a full-time worker can expect to earn the following sums as a minimum before tax. These assume a 40-hour working week:

  • $290.00 per working week
  • $1,256.67 per month
  • $15,080.00 per annum

These figures are approximate.

In addition, employees in North Carolina working over 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime pay, which must be at least one and a half times the regular hourly rate as a minimum. So, the overtime minimum wage in North Carolina is currently $10.88 per hour. There are some exemptions from overtime pay and these include seasonal; workers, independent contractors, and some farm workers.

Note: The overtime pay is calculated as the money compensation for the hours an eligible employee works in a week. The FLSA (Fair Labor Standard Act) states that this must be 1.5 times their regular rate of hourly pay.

NC Minimum Wage Calculator

Calculation Results:

The 2024 North Carolina State minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour
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To see the calculation for the North Carolina Minimum Wage Calculator please enter the details below. Once you have selected North Carolina then push 'Calculate' to see the results. You can choose another state to calculate minimum wage here.

How does the North Carolina Minimum Wage stack up?

The North Carolina Minimum Wage is set at $7.25 per hour, in comparison with the Federal Minimum Wage which is set at $7.25 per hour.