Income Tax Calculator

Income Tax Calculator is quick and easy to use. Our UK tax calculator checks the tax you pay & your net wage. UK income tax calculator shows your take home pay and PAYE owed to HMRC. Just enter your salary into our UK tax calculator.



Guide to your salary calculations

  • Gross income - The total salary / wage / pay before any deductions or taxes.
  • Income tax - A tax on an employee for being employed. Collected through PAYE by the employer.
  • National insurance - A contribution an employee makes for certain benefits including the state pension. Collected through PAYE by the employer.
  • PAYE (Pay As You Earn) - A process by which HMRC collects employee taxes directly from the employer.
  • Net pay - Also known as net salary or net income. This is the take home pay received after any deductions or taxes have been subtracted from Gross income.


Average Salary by Job Category

Job Average Salary Total tax Net salary # Jobs
Consulting £49,776 £13,439 £36,337 3154
Banking £49,000 £13,113 £35,887 4281
Legal £45,000 £11,433 £33,567 3421
Computer £45,000 £11,433 £33,567 4916
Finance £44,000 £11,013 £32,987 4716
IT £42,900 £10,561 £32,339 7838
Management £40,000 £9,633 £30,367 6316
Energy £39,000 £9,313 £29,687 960
Architecture £37,925 £8,969 £28,956 1410
Engineering £36,000 £8,353 £27,647 9840
Pharmaceutical £36,000 £8,353 £27,647 1042
Construction £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 7498
Real Estate £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 1651
Advertising £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 1706
Accounting £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 11035
Scientific £32,004 £7,074 £24,930 1597
Publishing £32,000 £7,073 £24,927 505
Marketing £32,000 £7,073 £24,927 2999
Insurance £31,800 £7,009 £24,791 1113
Human Resources £31,000 £6,753 £24,247 1641
Telecoms £30,500 £6,593 £23,907 957
Sales £30,000 £6,433 £23,567 6192
PR £30,000 £6,433 £23,567 531
Law Enforcement £30,000 £6,433 £23,567 1107
Transportation £28,800 £6,049 £22,751 3022
Arts £28,000 £5,793 £22,207 1783
Travel £26,787 £5,405 £21,382 924
Healthcare £26,303 £5,250 £21,053 11339
Manufacturing £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 2769
Mechanical £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 1427
Training £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 846
Education £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 9250
Logistics £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 2177
Agriculture £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 1145
Security £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 1435
Volunteering £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 723
Facilities £24,399 £4,640 £19,759 1226
Hospitality £21,600 £3,745 £17,855 4284
Social Care £21,000 £3,553 £17,447 2255
Restaurant £21,000 £3,553 £17,447 760
Food Service £21,000 £3,553 £17,447 3309
Administrative £20,000 £3,233 £16,767 19224
Retail £19,000 £2,913 £16,087 6912
Customer Service £18,500 £2,753 £15,747 5622


Tax Calculator

Our tax calculator calculates your personal tax free allowance.

Personal Tax Free Allowance

Table of personal tax free allowance by tax year.

Tax Year Personal Tax Allowance
2016 / 2017 £11,000
2015 / 2016 £10,600
2014 / 2015 £10,000
2013 / 2014 £9,440
2012 / 2013 £8,105
2011 / 2012 £7,475

Note that for UK income above £100,000, the Personal Allowance reduces by £1 for every £2 of income above the £100,000 limit.

Salary Calculator

Our salary calculator calculates your income tax and national insurance contributions.

Income Tax Bands

Table of income tax bands by tax year.

Tax Year Basic Rate Higher Rate Additional Rate
2016 / 2017 £0 - £32,000 (20%) £32,000 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (45%)
2015 / 2016 £0 - £31,785 (20%) £31,785 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (45%)
2014 / 2015 £0 - £31,865 (20%) £31,865 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (45%)
2013 / 2014 £0 - £32,010 (20%) £32,010 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (45%)
2012 / 2013 £0 - £34,370 (20%) £34,370 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (50%)
2011 / 2012 £0 - £35,000 (20%) £35,000 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (50%)

National Insurance Tax Bands

Table of national insurance tax bands by tax year.

Tax Year Primary Threshold Secondary Threshold Lower Earnings Limit Upper Earnings Limit
2016 / 2017 £8,060 £8,112 £5,824 £43,004
2015 / 2016 £8,060 £8,112 £5,824 £42,385
2014 / 2015 £7,956 £7,956 £5,772 £41,865
2013 / 2014 £7,755 £7,696 £5,668 £41,450
2012 / 2013 £7,605 £7,488 £5,564 £42,475
2011 / 2012 £7,225 £7,072 £5,304 £42,475

Income Tax Calculator uses UK tax brackets and personal allowance thresholds which are verified to HMRC's rates and allowances for Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions.



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