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Minimum Wage: North Carolina

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Connie Carrigan, Smith Debnam


  • North Carolina's minimum wage rate is the same as the federal minimum wage. See Minimum Wage.
  • North Carolina employers may withhold or divert wages of employees, but only under certain conditions. See Deductions Above the Minimum Wage.
  • North Carolina employers may claim a credit against the minimum wage for tipped employees and for board and lodging they provide to employees. See Deductions Below the Minimum Wage.
  • There are several categories of individuals to whom employers may pay subminimum wage rates of a certain percentage of the minimum wage. See Subminimum Wages.