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



Sir Salary

Sir Salary, our trusty calculator, will calculate your after tax salary for you.

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.

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Salary calculations are simple really. Take your headline salary or gross income then subtract income tax then subtract national insurance contributions. What is left is your take home pay that lands in your bank account each pay day. The income tax and national insurance contributions are paid over to HMRC by your employer through the PAYE system.





Salary is defined as the gross annual amount of money an employer pays an employee. This annual sum is typically paid pro rata to an employee on a recurring basis every month or sometimes every week.

If an employee is paid monthly, their pro rated monthly salary is then further reduced with deductions.

Common deductions are income tax and national insurance contributions which an employer pays directly to HMRC on behalf of the employee.

The word salary originates from the Latin salarium, originally denoting a Roman soldier's allowance to buy salt, from sal 'salt'.

Our net salary calculator will calculate your net salary but what is net salary?

First we need to understand gross salary.

Gross salary is the total salary an employer has contractually agreed to pay an employee.

But an employee owes HMRC a chunk of their salary for both income tax and national insurance contributions.

Net salary is calculated when income tax and national insurance contributions have been deducted from the gross salary.

An employer subtracts these taxes from the gross salary as part of its payroll calculations. Through a system called Pay As You Earn (PAYE) the employer then remits the tax directly to HMRC on behalf of the employee.

Use our net pay calculator to calculate your net 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.