Free Online Paycheck Calculator for Calculating Net Take Home Pay

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This online paycheck calculator with overtime and claimed tips will estimate your net take-home pay after deductions and federal, state, and local income tax withholding.

You can choose between weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual pay periods, and between single, married, or head of household.

Plus, the paycheck tax calculator includes a built-in state income tax withholding table. Simply select your state, and the calculator will fill in your state rate for you.

Note that the default rates are based on the 2024 federal withholding tables (IRS Publication 15-T (2024), Percentage Method Tables, pg 11), but you can select prior years for comparison purposes.

Finally, if you are an employer, you can use the built-in federal tax withholding calculator to double-check your calculations, since the built-in calculation is based on Worksheet 1. Employer’s Withholding Worksheet for Percentage Method Tables for Automated Payroll Systems in Publication 15-T.

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Paycheck Calculator

Calculate a paycheck to estimate how much will your take-home pay will be.

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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Gross Pay Calculator (optional)
Hourly:Hourly:Hourly rate:Hourly pay rate:

Hourly pay rate:

If you would like the calculator to calculate your gross wages, enter your hourly pay rate. Otherwise, if you know your gross wages or you are paid on a salary basis, enter your gross wages for the period in the next section.

Reg hrs:Reg hrs:Regular hours:Regular hours this pay period:

Regular hours this pay period:

If you would like the calculator to calculate your gross wages, enter the number of hours work this pay period. Otherwise, enter your gross wages in the next section.

OT rate:OT rate:Overtime rate:Overtime rate:

Overtime rate:

If you would like the calculator to calculate your gross wages, either choose your overtime multiple (overtime rate will be calculated) or enter your overtime rate manually. Otherwise, enter your gross wages in the next section.

OT hrs:OT hours:Overtime hours:Overtime hours this pay period:

Overtime hours this pay period:

If you would like the calculator to calculate your gross wages, enter your overtime hours for this pay period. Otherwise, enter your gross wages in the next section.

Gross Wages & Pay Period
Gross:Gross:Gross pay:Gross pay for pay period:

Gross pay for pay period:

Enter your gross pay for the pay period if not already calculated from the above entries.

Tips:Claimed tips:Claimed tips:Claimed tips:

Claimed tips:

If you are required to claim a portion of your tips, enter the estimated total you want to claim for the pay period in the far right-hand field. Or, if you want the calculator to calculate your claimed tips for you, expand the description and enter your total sales, then select the percentage of sales you wish to claim as tipped wages.

Period:Period:Pay period:Select pay period:

Pay period:

Select how often you receive a paycheck.

W-4 Form Information
If you save your entries under the Data tab you will only need to complete this and the remaining sections the first time you use the calculator (or when you make changes to your W-4 or after or before tax deductions).
2020 W-4?2020 W-4?2020 or later W-4?2020 or later W-4?

Year of w-4 on file:

Indicate whether or not you have submitted a W-4 form for 2020 or later. If you select "No" (indicating the W-4 is from 2019 or earlier), the 2020-related fields will be disabled (greyed out).

Status:Status:Filing status:Select filing status:

Filing status:

Select the filing status you indicated on your W-4 (Step 1(c) of 2020 Form W-4 or marital status on line 3 of Form W-4 from 2019 or earlier). Note that Head of Household only applies to Form W-4 for 2020 or later.

W-4 Step 2:W-4 Step 2:Multiple jobs,W-4 Step #2 checkbox:Multiple jobs, W-4 Step #2 checkbox:

Multiple jobs, W-4 Step #2 Checkbox:

Indicate whether or not the checkbox in Step #2 of your W-4 form is checked. If the checkbox is checked it means either you hold more than one job at a time, or you are married filing jointly and your spouse also works, and there are only two jobs total.

W-4 Step 3:W-4 Step 3:Dependents, W-4 Step 3 amount:Claim Dependents, W-4 Step 3 amount:

Claim Dependents, W-4 Step 3 amount:

If you indicated on your 2020 or later W-4 that you want to claim dependents separately, enter the total amount here (qualifying childer under 17 times $2,000 plus all other dependents times $500).

W-4 Step 4(a):W-4 Step 4(a):Other inc., W-4 Step 4(a) amount:Other income, W-4 Step 4(a) amount:

Other income, W-4 Step 4(a) amount:

If you indicated on your 2020 or later W-4 that you want tax withheld from other income sources you expect this year that won't have withholding, enter that income amount here.

W-4 Step 4(b):W-4 Step 4(b):Deductions, W-4 Step 4(b) amount:Deductions, W-4 Step 4(b) amount:

Deductions, W-4 Step 4(b) amount:

If you indicated on your 2020 or later W-4 that you expect to claim deductions other than the standard deduction and want to reduce your withholding, enter that amount here.

W-4 Step 4(c):W-4 Step 4(c):Extra withholding, W-4 Step 4(c):Extra withholding, W-4 Step 4(c) amount:

Extra withholding, W-4 Step 4(c) amount:

Enter the any extra withholding from Step 4(c) from Form W-4 2020 or later, or from line 6 on earlier forms.

# Allow:# Allowances:Withholding allowances:Number of withholding allowances:

Number of withholding allowances:

If you have not submitted a Form W-4 for 2020 or later, enter the number of allowances you claimed on your most recent W-4. If you have submitted Form W-4 for 2020 or later, leave this field blank.

Before Tax Adjustments
Plan:Qualified plan:Qualified deferral plan:Qualified tax deferral plan, such as 401K:

Qualified tax deferral plan:

Enter the percentage of your income that is withheld for 401k contributions each pay period, without the percent sign (enter 5.2%, as 5.2). Typically this amount cannot exceed $23,000 annually (employees 50 and older can contribute an extra $7,500).

Other:Other BT ded:Other before tax deductions:Other before tax deductions, such as HSA:

Other before tax deductions:

Enter the total of any other before-tax deductions per pay period, such as contributions to a Health Savings Account, or a Flexible Savings Account.

After Tax Adjustments
& local tax pct:& local tax pct:& local tax percentage:& local income tax percentage:

State and local income tax percentage:

Enter the total percentage of your state and local income taxes (without the percent sign). If you don't know your state tax rate, select your state from the dropdown menu to display your state's tax brackets. If you've entered your gross pay the calculator will estimate your annual taxable earnings and then highlight your approximate bracket and rate (single filer). Or tap here to see a listing of all states.

Other:Other AT ded:Other after-tax deductions:Other after-tax deductions:

Other after-tax deductions:

Enter the total of any after-tax deductions, such as health insurance, dental plans, etc..

Reimb...:AT Reimburse:After-tax reimbursements:After-tax reimbursements:

After tax reimbursements:

Enter the total of any out-of-pocket expenses that your employer typically reimburses you for.

Withholding and Deductions
Gross:Gross pay:Gross pay:Gross wages for pay period:

Gross pay:

Gross pay as entered in the top of the form.

Allow:Allowance:Allowance deduction:Allowance deduction:

Allowance deduction:

Qual. plan:Qualified plan:Qualified plan deduction:Qualified plan deduction:

Qualified plan deduction:

Total contribution to a qualified retirement plan this pay period. This amount is deducted from your federal taxable wages, and it is deducted from your gross pay.

Other BT:Other BT deduct:Other BT deductions:Other before tax deductions:

Other before tax deductions:

Total other before tax deductions for this pay period. This figure is deducted from your federal taxable wages and it is deducted from your gross pay.

Fed taxable:Federal taxable:Federal taxable:Federal taxable wages:

Federal taxable wages:

This is your calculated federal taxable wages for this pay period, which is used only to determine your federal and state income tax withholding amounts.


Federal tax withholding:

This figure is deducted from your federal taxable wages and it is deducted from your gross pay. If you would like to see how the calculator estimates the federal withholding result, tap here for an explanation along with the withholding tables.

FICA SS:FICA SS wh:FICA SS withholding:FICA Social Security withholding:

FICA Social Security withholding:

FICA MC:FICA MC wh:FICA Med withholding:FICA Medicare withholding:

FICA Medicare withholding:

State whld:State withhold:State tax withholding:State and local income tax withholding:

State and local income tax withholding:

Based on your entered state tax percentage, this amount is your state income tax withholding for this pay period (state tax percent X federal taxable wages).

Other AT:Other AT reduct:Other AT reductions:Other after tax reductions:

Other after tax reductions:

Total other after tax reductions as entered in the above form.



Total reimbursements as entered in the above section of this form. This amount is added to your net pay.

Total net:Net with tips:Net pay with tips:Net pay including tips:

Net pay including tips:

This is your net pay before any claimed tips are removed (tips were already paid to you so they need to be backed out).

Net pay:Net pay:Net take home pay:Net take home pay for pay period:

Net take home pay:

This is your take home pay after subtracting all deductions and any claimed tips from your gross pay, and then adding back any reimbursements entered.


If you would like to save the current entries to the secure online database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

Help and Tools


How to calculate your take home pay, plus a tip for increasing it.

How To Calculate Your Paycheck After Taxes

As you use the paycheck calculator or follow the instructions for how to calculate take-home pay, please keep in mind that the results are merely estimates. Whether you realize it or not, your actual net pay from your employer is merely an estimate as well. After all, if any unexpected income or tax-bracket related events occur between now and the end of the year (get a pay raise, lose your job, inherit assets, etc.), your actual income taxes will be different from the amounts your employer is withholding.

In other words, estimating your withholding taxes is far from being an exact science. Your employer is simply following a mandatory withholding guide provided to them by the IRS. But even the IRS guide can't predict your future, so there's no way to know your exact tax liability prior to actually completing your federal and state income tax forms at the end of the year.

If you would like to calculate your net pay yourself, below you will find the steps used by the paycheck tax withholding calculator (your employer's method may be different). To further your understanding, I will use the following information as an example in the steps showing how to figure out net pay:

Form W-4 year:2023
W-4 Step 2c:Not checked
Filing status:Married
Pay frequency:Bi-weekly
Regular hourly wage:$25.00
Overtime rate (1.5 x reg rate):$37.50
Regular hours worked this period:80
Overtime hours worked this period:5
Step #1: Calculate Your Gross Wages

The gross wages for the example would be calculated as follows:

Gross Wages= ((regular hours x regular wage) + (overtime hours x overtime rate))
 = ((80 x $25.00) + (5 x $37.50))
 = ($2,000 + $187.50)
 = $2,187.50

For the purposes of looking up the tax bracket, we calculate the annual gross income based on the current pay period.

Annual Gross= current period gross wages x pay periods per year
 = $2,187.50 x 26
 = $56,875
Step #2: Calculate Your Taxable Wages

To calculate taxable annual wages, subtract the standard deduction from the yearly gross wages ($14,600 if single or married filing jointly, otherwise $21,900 if head of household):

Annual Taxable Wages= annual gross wages - standard deduction
 = $56,875 - $14,600
 = $42,275

Note that if you have any tax-deferred amounts (401k, HSA, etc.) withheld from your paycheck, you will subtract those annualized amounts from your annual gross wages in this step as well.

Step #3: Calculate Your Federal Withholding

Find your tax bracket in the appropriate table below based on your marital status, annual taxable wages, and whether or not you checked the checkbox in Step 2c of your 2020 Form W-4. Your bracket will be the row where your taxable yearly wages first exceed the "Excess over" amount.

2024 Federal Withholding Tables

Standard Withholding
Excess overWithholdPercent
Form W-4, Step 2 Checkbox Checked
Excess overWithholdPercent

Standard Withholding
Excess overWithholdPercent
Form W-4, Step 2 Checkbox Checked
Excess overWithholdPercent

Standard Withholding
Excess overWithholdPercent
Form W-4, Step 2 Checkbox Checked
Excess overWithholdPercent

Since, in our example, the person is married and has estimated annual taxable wages of $42,275, the following tax bracket will apply:

Excess overWithholdPercent

You would then calculate your annual federal income taxes as follows:

Annual Fed Taxes= $1,160 + (12% of excess over $26,200)
 = $1,160 + (.12 x ($42,275 - $26,200))
 = $1,160 + (.12 x $16,075)
 = $1,160 + $1,929
 = $3,089

From there, you would calculate the federal withholding for the current period:

Current Federal Withholding= annual fed taxes ÷ pay periods per year
 = $3,089 ÷ 26
 = $118.81
Step #4: Calculate Your Social Security Withholding

The social security (SS) withholding would be equal to 6.2% of the example gross wages, which you would calculate as follows:

Current SS Withholding= annual gross wages x SS rate ÷ pay periods per year
 = $56,875 x .062 ÷ 26
 = $3,526.25 ÷ 26
 = $135.63
Step #5: Calculate Your Medicare Withholding

Your medicare withholding would be equal to 1.45% of your gross wages, which in our example would be calculated like this:

Current Medicare Withholding= annual gross wages x medicare rate ÷ pay periods per year
 = $56,875 x .0145 ÷ 26
= $824.69 ÷ 26
= $31.72
Step #6: Calculate Your State Withholding

Find the state tax bracket (popup window).

With federal taxable wages of $42,275, and the example person being from Minnesota, the state tax rate would be roughly 6.80%. Therefore the state tax withholding would be calculated as follows:

Current State Withholding= annual taxable wages x state tax rate ÷ pay periods per year
 = $42,275 x .0680 ÷ 26
 = $2,874.70 ÷ 26
 = $110.57
Step #7: Calculate Total Withholding

Based on the example, the total withholding would be the sum of all of the withholding amounts we previously calculated:

Federal Withholding:$118.81
SS Withholding:$135.63
Medicare Withholding:$31.72
State Withholding:$110.57
Total Withholding:$396.73

Note that if you have any after-tax paycheck withholding (health or dental insurance premiums, etc.), you will need to add them to the Total Withholding before calculating your net pay.

Step #8: Calculate Net Pay

To calculate net pay, subtract the total withholding for the pay period from the gross wages. In our example, you would calculate your net pay as follows:

Gross wages:$2,187.50
- Total withholding:$396.73
= Net Pay:$1,790.77

Whew! Aren't you glad you found the calculator on this page to calculate the above?

Estimate Taxes on Paycheck from Pay Stub

The following check stub calculator will calculate the percentage of taxes withheld from your paycheck and then use those percentages to estimate your after-tax pay on a different gross wage amount. You can enter the year-to-date (YTD) figures from your payslip or for a single pay period.

Pay Stub Calculator
WithholdingPay StubNew Gross
Gross wages:
Social security:
Social security:6.20%$86.80
Total taxes:19.17%$268.38
After tax:$1,060.91$1,131.62

Secret Tip For Increasing Your Net Pay

Have you ever stopped to carefully consider who is ultimately responsible for how much you earn from each hour of work?

If you have given this serious thought, you will have come to understand that YOU are the one who has the final say in how much you profit from an hour of work.


Because your ultimate profit from one hour of work will depend on whether or not you spend the entire hour's net pay on expenditures that eventually lose all of their value.

What most people fail to realize is that if they invest a portion of each hour's net pay, that one hour of work will continue to pay dividends for as long as they leave the net pay invested. And the greater the percentage invested, the greater the dividends.

"No big deal," you say. Calculate your net hourly pay and read the eye-opening, customized text that follows the form.

Net pay:
Hours worked:
% invested: %
Invest years:
Invest return %: %
Hourly net pay:$0.00

If you spend the entire $0.00 on expenditures that eventually become worthless, you have limited your net pay for that one hour of work to just $0.00.

On the other hand, if you invest $0.00 (0%) of one hour's net pay for 0 years in an investment earning a 0% return, you will have increased your net pay from that one hour of work from $0.00 to $0.00.

That's an increase of $0.00 without working any harder or longer than you are now.

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Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.