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
Banking £49,000 £13,113 £35,887 4238
Consulting £49,000 £13,113 £35,887 3106
Legal £45,000 £11,433 £33,567 3392
Computer £45,000 £11,433 £33,567 4820
Finance £44,115 £11,062 £33,054 4651
IT £42,750 £10,513 £32,237 7705
Management £40,000 £9,633 £30,367 6245
Energy £38,263 £9,077 £29,186 947
Architecture £37,500 £8,833 £28,667 1379
Engineering £36,000 £8,353 £27,647 9763
Pharmaceutical £36,000 £8,353 £27,647 1028
Construction £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 7404
Real Estate £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 1631
Advertising £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 1681
Accounting £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 10887
Publishing £33,000 £7,393 £25,607 502
Scientific £32,004 £7,074 £24,930 1584
Marketing £32,000 £7,073 £24,927 2949
Human Resources £31,000 £6,753 £24,247 1631
Insurance £31,000 £6,753 £24,247 1101
Telecoms £30,250 £6,513 £23,737 950
Sales £30,000 £6,433 £23,567 6138
PR £30,000 £6,433 £23,567 526
Law Enforcement £30,000 £6,433 £23,567 1080
Transportation £28,775 £6,041 £22,734 2974
Arts £28,000 £5,793 £22,207 1758
Travel £26,574 £5,336 £21,238 915
Healthcare £26,302 £5,249 £21,053 11192
Training £26,300 £5,249 £21,051 833
Manufacturing £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 2733
Mechanical £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 1410
Education £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 9101
Logistics £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 2157
Agriculture £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 1138
Security £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 1383
Volunteering £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 721
Facilities £24,000 £4,513 £19,487 1214
Hospitality £21,909 £3,844 £18,065 4216
Social Care £21,000 £3,553 £17,447 2214
Restaurant £21,000 £3,553 £17,447 757
Food Service £21,000 £3,553 £17,447 3268
Administrative £20,000 £3,233 £16,767 19019
Retail £19,000 £2,913 £16,087 6813
Customer Service £18,500 £2,753 £15,747 5559


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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