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Hourly wage calculator

The hourly wage calculator UK will help you work out your salary and take-home pay from your hourly rate. See how much of a difference that pay rise would make, or calculate your net income in the UK.
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How to use the hourly wage calculator:

Use the hourly pay calculator to work out your salary or take-home once National Insurance and Income tax deductions have been made:

  • Enter your pay per hour in the calculator, and the number of hours you work per week.

  • The hourly wage calculator UK will work out your annual salary, take-home pay, Tax Free Allowance, Taxable Income, National Insurance and Income Tax.

Calculate your hourly wage here.


This calculator is intended only as a guide and uses normal UK tax and NI information to calculate the net salary of an employed person. Tax is complex, and your personal circumstances might mean your take-home pay is different. Seek professional advice if you want to learn more.

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How much tax will I pay on my take-home?

Under the UK’s PAYE (Pay as you earn) system, employers deduct tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions before they pay you.

Most people can earn a certain amount tax free: in 2020/2021, this is set at £12,500. Tax is then calculated according to the amount you earn, with a 20% tax rate for income up to £37,500, and 40% tax on amounts above this, to £150,000. These figures are adjusted annually, and may vary across different regions of the UK.

Starting with your gross salary, your employer will calculate your tax and NI liabilities, taking into account your tax-free allowance and the tax bands your wage falls into.

Take a look at the hourly wage matrix which gives a rough idea of what annual salary and take-home to expect with different hourly rates.

This matrix is intended only as a guide and defaults to 5 working days per week, and 7.5 hours per day (37.5 hours per week).

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