Salary Calculator Ireland

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Results Yearly Monthly
Gross Pay €47,934 €3,994
Total Tax €10,175 €848
Take-Home €37,759 €3,147

Salary Calculator Results

Tax Year: 2024 – 2025

If you live in Ireland and earn a gross annual salary of €47,934, or €3,994 per month, your monthly take-home pay will be €3,147. This results in an effective tax rate of 21%, as estimated by our Irish salary calculator.

The table below breaks down the taxes and contributions levied on these employment earnings in Ireland.

* Tax Breakdown for 2024 – 2025 (assuming you are not married and have no dependents)
Yearly Monthly Weekly
Gross Income €47,934 €3,994 €922
Tax Due (21%) €10,175 €848 €196
Income Tax €7,024 €585 €135
Pension Contributions €0 €0 €0
USC (Universal Social Charge) €1,222 €102 €23
PRSI (Pay Related Social Insurance) €1,929 €161 €37
Net Income (79%) €37,759 €3,147 €726

Your Salary vs. Irish Wages

The following chart outlines your earnings relative to the national average salary and minimum wage in Ireland. These are annual, before-tax figures, calculated assuming full-time employment.

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What Is the Average Salary in Ireland?

The average salary in Ireland is €47,934, according to the Central Statistics Office (Q4 2023). If we run this through our Irish salary calculator, that's a salary after tax of €3,147 a month, or €726 a week.

However, estimating averages using the mean of all salaries can be misleading since a small portion of people with very high incomes can skew the results. The most recent median (50th percentile) salary is €41,823, which comes from a 2022 CSO report. In our tax calculator, that's a monthly net salary of €2,879, or €664 a week.

Of course, depending on where you live, average salaries will look different. For instance, in Dublin where living costs are high and specialists are in demand, you can expect salaries to be higher than they would be in smaller and more affordable areas.

What Is the Minimum Wage in Ireland?

The national minimum wage for 2024 in Ireland is €12.70 an hour for employees aged 20 and up, €11.43 for age 19, €10.16 for age 18, and €8.89 for ages under 18. Running the numbers for age 20+ through our Ireland take-home pay calculator, the monthly pay for a 40-hour work week is €2,201 before tax and €1,955 after tax.

Calculated based on the standard 40-hour working week.
Age Group Hourly Pay Weekly Salary Monthly Salary Annual Salary
Aged 20+ €12.70 €508 €2,201 €26,416
Aged 19 €11.43 €457 €1,981 €23,774
Aged 18 €10.16 €406 €1,761 €21,133
Under 18 €8.89 €356 €1,541 €18,491

How Is Salary Calculated and Paid in Ireland?

In Ireland, under the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system, employers automatically deduct taxes and contributions from your paychecks. Your take-home salary is calculated by subtracting Income tax, Universal Social Charge, and Pay Related Social Insurance from your gross salary.

While most employees' salaries have taxes deducted from them on payday, if you're self-employed, you need to file a return manually using the government's Revenue Online Service (ROS).

Taxes Included in This Take-Home Pay Calculator

Just about any income earned in Ireland is taxable, and under the PAYE system, that tax and other contributions are applied by your employer. Our Ireland salary calculator accounts for the three major tax expenses and contributions, including:

  • Income Tax: Ireland salaries are taxed at two rates — the "standard rate" of 20%, applied to the first section of your income, and the "higher rate" of 40%, applied to your remaining income. Your personal circumstances determine where the threshold between these rates is.
  • Universal Social Charge (USC): If you earn more than €13,000 per year, then you need to make a contribution to the USC to fund public services. Your income level determines how big that contribution is, ranging from 0.5% to 8%.
  • Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI): If you earn more than €352 a week, then you must make PRSI contributions to help fund Ireland's social welfare programs. The amount you pay depends on your income and line of work.

If you'd like to find out more about the tax system in Ireland, please check our comprehensive Income Taxes in Ireland guide.

The information provided on this site is intended for informational purposes only.
Please consult a qualified specialist such as an accountant or tax advisor for any major financial decisions.