The minimum wage in North Carolina is $7.25 an hour effective as of July 24, 2009. Employers doing business in North Carolina are required to pay at least $7.25 per hour to all employees (agricultural and domestic employees are subject to the federal minimum wage). The $7.25 per hour state minimum wage also applies to the state of North Carolina, to county and local governments and to instrumentalities of government.
The minimum wage for North Carolina Tipped employee is $2.13 per hour with $7.25 minimum wage combined cash salary and tip allowance.
N.C. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Bureau
1101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1101
(919) 807-2796 or (toll-free NC only) 1-800-NC-LABOR
Web site: http://www.nclabor.com