South Carolina Minimum Wage Calculator 2024

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

Please note – The state of South Carolina has no legislation for minimum wage. This means that the federal minimum wage applies. South Carolina is one of 5 states that do not have a minimum wage set by the state authorities. In this case, the federal minimum wage of $7.25 becomes law. This is the same in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee

The minimum wage in South 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 South 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 South 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.

SC Minimum Wage Calculator

Calculation Results:

The 2024 South Carolina State minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour
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How does the South Carolina Minimum Wage stack up?

The South 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.