Take-Home Pay in Spain
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Simply enter your annual or monthly income into the salary calculator above to find out how taxes in Spain affect your income. You'll then get a breakdown of your total tax liability and take-home pay.
- Salary Before Tax
- your total earnings before any taxes have been deducted. Also known as Gross Income.
- Salary After Tax
- the money you take home after all taxes and contributions have been deducted. Also known as Net Income.
Income Tax Breakdown
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- Total Tax Due
- the sum of all taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your gross salary.
The deductions used in the calculator assume you are not married and have no dependants. You may pay less if tax credits or other deductions apply.
Taxation in Spain
- Income Tax
- is a progressive tax, ranging from 13% to 53%. The standard personal allowance is €5,550 for individuals under 65 years old, who are not married and have no dependants. Spain uses a pay-as-you-earn tax system, where the employer withholds the employee's taxes and contributions from the gross pay, transferring the payment directly to the tax authorities on a monthly basis. The personal income tax is also called Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas or IRPF.
- Social Security Contributions
- are paid partly by the employee and partly by the employer. The standard rate for the employee is 6.35%, while the employer pays at least 29.90% of an employee's salary, depending on the occupation. Social security contributions in Spain have a minimum and maximum cap determined by the employee's level of studies. In order to give a good indication on the lowest take-home pay an employee can expect, our calculator assumes the highest minimum and maximum caps.
The information presented here is based on the fiscal regulations in Spain in 2022. Visit seg-social.es for more details.
Financial Facts About Spain
The average monthly gross salary in Spain is around €1,751, according to the most recent report on salaries compiled by The Adecco Group. This works out to an annual salary of €21,012 before taxes, an amount that is 20.2% below the European Union average.
The minimum wage in Spain is established by Royal Decree, and in 2022 it is set at €33.33 per day or €1,000 per month before tax for the majority of workers. Given that salaries in Spain are typically paid in 14 instalments per year, this equates to an annual gross salary of €14,000.
Two exceptions are highlighted in the Royal Decree concerning the Spanish minimum wage. Domestic workers, who are usually paid by the hour, must be paid an hourly rate of at least €7.82. Contingent and temporary workers, defined as anyone with an employment contract of less than 120 days per year, enjoy a minimum pay of €47.36 per day before tax.
Spain is well-regarded in many aspects concerning quality of life for its residents, having the fourth-highest life expectancy of all countries that are part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Spain is the second most-visited country in the world, after France, therefore tourism is a major contributor to the national economy. Most tourists come from the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.