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UK Salary Calculator - Estimate Your Take-Home Pay

UK Salary Calculator - Understand Your Taxes and NI Contributions

In the UK, your salary is subject to Income Tax and National Insurance contributions. Our UK Salary Calculator is a fast and simple tool to help you estimate your take-home pay based on your earnings.

The tool provides a take-home pay estimation based on the UK tax tables and the information you enter. It calculates your net income by taking into account the Income Tax deductions and the NI contributions you will be required to pay.

Please note: This calculator provides estimates based on the UK tax tables and the information you enter. It should be used as a guide only. For further information regarding UK Income Tax rates and Personal Allowances visit

Everything You Need to Know About Tax and National Insurance

Are you confused about the difference between Income Tax and National Insurance? Here’s a breakdown:

Income Tax

Income Tax is a tax that is deducted directly from your salary when your income exceeds your personal allowance amount. There may be allowances, such as Marriage Allowance and Blind Person’s Allowance, that can increase your personal allowance. Our UK Salary Calculator will determine your personal allowance based on your situation and adjust your estimated take-home pay accordingly.

Personal Allowance Up to £12,570 0%
Basic rate £12,571 to £50,270 20%
Higher rate £50,271 to £150,000 40%
Additional rate over £150,000 45%


National Insurance
National insurance (NI) contributions are payable by an employee aged 16 or over who earn above £242 a week or are self-employed and make a profit of £11,908 or more in a year. These contributions are made to qualify for certain benefits such as a state pension or maternity allowance. The amount you pay depends on your personal circumstances and the different classes of NI payments.


Calculating your income
Our Salary Calculator provides a comprehensive breakdown of the salary you will receive before tax and then your net salary after any deductions. Deductions based on your income tax estimation and estimated NI contributions are subtracted from your yearly, monthly, weekly, daily and hourly pay to give you a thorough overview of your earnings.

To estimate your take-home pay and see a snapshot of the deductions you will be required to pay, simply complete the short form above. You can also adjust the tax year for a historical view of your earnings or modify your gross salary if you are working on a temporary contract and are paid a weekly or hourly.


Deciding Whether to Apply for a New Job
Our UK Salary Calculator is a useful tool for estimating your salary for any new job vacancy that interests you. Simply insert the advertised salary into the calculator and see what you could be earning. Keep in mind that the calculator is designed to work for the current tax year or previous tax years, so if you are planning to change jobs in the future, you should allow for this in your salary calculations.