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.


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.



Average Salary by Job Category

Job Average Salary Total tax Net salary # Jobs
Banking £49,570 £13,352 £36,217 4834
Consulting £49,000 £13,113 £35,887 3548
Legal £45,000 £11,433 £33,567 3778
Finance £45,000 £11,433 £33,567 5268
Computer £44,000 £11,013 £32,987 5490
IT £42,750 £10,513 £32,237 8742
Management £40,000 £9,633 £30,367 7166
Energy £39,614 £9,509 £30,105 1091
Engineering £36,494 £8,511 £27,983 10960
Architecture £36,000 £8,353 £27,647 1583
Advertising £36,000 £8,353 £27,647 1872
Construction £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 8322
Real Estate £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 1801
Pharmaceutical £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 1164
Accounting £35,000 £8,033 £26,967 12165
Scientific £32,000 £7,073 £24,927 1789
Publishing £32,000 £7,073 £24,927 557
Marketing £32,000 £7,073 £24,927 3382
Insurance £32,000 £7,073 £24,927 1252
Human Resources £31,784 £7,004 £24,780 1870
Telecoms £30,500 £6,593 £23,907 1075
Sales £30,000 £6,433 £23,567 6898
PR £30,000 £6,433 £23,567 575
Law Enforcement £29,304 £6,210 £23,094 1254
Transportation £28,139 £5,837 £22,302 3470
Arts £28,000 £5,793 £22,207 2004
Training £27,929 £5,770 £22,159 944
Travel £27,000 £5,473 £21,527 1011
Healthcare £27,000 £5,473 £21,527 12668
Manufacturing £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 3066
Mechanical £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 1569
Education £26,000 £5,153 £20,847 10315
Logistics £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 2440
Security £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 1666
Volunteering £25,000 £4,833 £20,167 781
Agriculture £24,000 £4,513 £19,487 1308
Facilities £24,000 £4,513 £19,487 1354
Hospitality £21,795 £3,807 £17,988 4752
Restaurant £21,000 £3,553 £17,447 854
Social Care £21,000 £3,553 £17,447 2511
Food Service £21,000 £3,553 £17,447 3690
Administrative £20,000 £3,233 £16,767 21449
Retail £18,988 £2,909 £16,079 7820
Customer Service £18,500 £2,753 £15,747 6146


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