U.S. Overtime Exemption Salary Threshold 2024

Exemption rates play a crucial role in determining which employees are eligible for exempt status from certain provisions of the FLSA, such as minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has established guidelines to determine eligibility for overtime pay. To be considered exempt, employees must receive a salary of at least $684 per week or $35,568 annually and perform job duties that fall under one of the exempt professions. Highly compensated employees earning $107,432 or more per year are also exempt from overtime pay.

Further, employers should not assume that employees are automatically exempt under the FLSA just because they receive a salary. If employees do not meet the requirements of an appropriate duties test, earn less than $684 per week or $35,568 per year, or have certain deductions from their salary, they may be eligible for overtime pay.

Certain industries may have hourly employees who are exempt from overtime pay, such as agriculture, movie theaters, and railroads, among others.

This comprehensive table offers a detailed breakdown of annual and weekly exempt salary rates for all 50 states in the United States, as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for the year 2024.

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