How to Calculate Hourly Pay
Estimate the after-tax pay for hourly employees by entering the following information into a hourly paycheck calculator:
- Hourly rate
- Gross pay and pay frequency
- Filing status
- Allowances and withholding information
- Voluntary deductions
This powerful tool can account for up to six different hourly rates and works in all 50 states. See frequently asked questions about calculating hourly pay.
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Hourly Paycheck Calculator FAQs
First, determine the total number of hours worked by multiplying the hours per week by the number of weeks in a year (52). Next, divide this number from the annual salary. For example, if an employee has a salary of $50,000 and works 40 hours per week, the hourly rate is $50,000/2,080 (40 x 52) = $24.04.
Calculate the sum of all assessed taxes, including Social Security, Medicare and federal and state withholding information found on a W-4. Divide this number by the gross pay to determine the percentage of taxes taken out of a paycheck.
Multiply the hourly wage by the number of hours worked per week. Then, multiply that number by the total number of weeks in a year (52). For example, if an employee makes $25 per hour and works 40 hours per week, the annual salary is 25 x 40 x 52 = $52,000.
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Important Note on the Hourly Paycheck Calculator: The calculator on this page is provided through the ADP Employer Resource Center and is designed to provide general guidance and estimates. It should not be relied upon to calculate exact taxes, payroll or other financial data. These calculators are not intended to provide tax or legal advice and do not represent any ADP service or solution. You should refer to a professional advisor or accountant regarding any specific requirements or concerns.