It is a question we often ask ourselves, how much will I earn from my salary after tax? This is particularly important when looking for a new job and reviewing the salary packages on offer. The trouble is that salaries and not always straightforward, you may be on an hourly rate, a daily rate or a fixed annual salary, there is also overtime to consider and how overtime affects your salary after tax.
iCalculator provides several US tax calculators and US salary calculators to support your specific needs. On this page, we provide a tool which is designed for producing quick salary examples and is designed to provide a quick overview of salary calculations in the United States. It is a very simple tool that illustrates how state tax is calculated, federal tax is calculated and the various elements that are deducted through payroll including Medicare, Social Security and retirement funds.
Creating a salary example is simple, you just need to enter the annual salary into the calculator. The tool when then generate a link to the salary example. Simply click on that link to view the salary example.
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US Salary examples are useful for those who want to understand how income tax is calculated in the US or to get a quick idea of how payroll deductions are calculated in the United States. If you have time and prefer to produce a more detailed and accurate calculation, we suggest you use one of the following tools:
The US Salary Calculator is a great tool for those who want to quickly review salary examples for a specific US state. You can select your filing status, how often you are paid (so you can calculate how much your annual salary is based on your hourly rate etc.), and change between tax years as required. This is useful for quickly reviewing different salaries and how changes to income affect your Federal income tax calculations, State Income tax calculations and Medicare etc.
The US salary calculator includes the latest 2024/25 Federal tax rates and thresholds as published by the IRS and specific State tax tables for 2024/25.
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The US salary comparison calculator is very popular with jobseekers and those looking to compare salaries in different jobs or different income tax calculations and deductions in different states. The salary comparison calculator allows you to compare up to 6 salaries side by side. You can select different states and different tax years to produce a range of different salary comparisons for different filer status (single, married filing jointly, widower etc.). This tool uses standard setting to support standard comparison.
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The US Tax Calculator is a great tool for producing detailed tax and salary calculations. The Tax Calculator allows you to enter specific details including your filer status, number of children, different states, your retirement funds, any withholding so amounts, FICA and other elements that support a more detailed tax calculation. This tool is particularly useful for those preparing their annual tax return as each of the calculations is specifically detailed so you can see how tax credits are applied, how certain tax rates and thresholds are used and how each income tax deduction is calculated.
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The following salary illustrations include example Medicare, Social Security deductions to provide a generic Federal Income Tax calculation. You can work out your annual salary and take home pay using the US salary calculator or look at typical earning by viewing one of the Salary and Tax illustrations below.