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Your Take-Home Pay

In Ireland, if your gross annual salary is €46,814, or €3,901 per month, the total amount of taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your salary is €10,402.

This means that your net income, or salary after tax, will be €36,412 per year, €3,034 per month, or €700 per week.

Taxes can get pretty complicated. To make our Ireland take-home pay calculator as accessible as possible, we programmed in a few assumptions about your personal circumstances, such as that you have no dependents and aren't married. Come tax day, what you owe will look different once these circumstances are taken into account.

For a gross annual income of €46,814, our tax calculator projects a tax liability of €867 per month, approximately 22% of your paycheck. The table below breaks down the taxes and contributions levied on these employment earnings in Ireland.

Yearly Monthly Weekly
Gross Income 46,814 3,901 900
Income Tax 7,176 598 138
USC (Universal Social Charge) 1,353 113 26
PRSI (Pay Related Social Insurance) 1,872 156 36
Total Tax Due 10,402 867 200
Take-Home Pay 36,412 3,034 700

The national average (mean) salary in Ireland is €46,814, according to the Central Statistics Office (Q4 2022). If we run this through our Irish salary calculator, that's a salary after tax of €36,412 a year, €3,034 a month, and €700 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 €40,579, which comes from a 2020 CSO report. In our calculator, that's a salary after tax of €33,201 a year, €2,767 a month, and €638 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. You can read more about salaries and living costs in Dublin in our Cost of Living in Dublin — Is It Worth the Craic article.

The national minimum wage for 2023 in Ireland is €11.30 an hour for employees aged 20 and up, €10.17 for age 19, €9.04 for age 18, and €7.91 for ages under 18. Running the numbers for age 20+ through our take-home pay calculator, the monthly pay for 40-hour work weeks is €1,959 before tax and €1,759 after tax.

Calculated based on the standard 40-hour working week.
Age Group Hourly Pay Weekly Salary Monthly Salary Annual Salary
Aged 20+ €11.30 €452 €1959 €23,504
Aged 19 €10.17 €407 €1,763 €21,154
Aged 18 €9.04 €362 €1,567 €18,803
Under 18 €7.91 €316 €1,371 €16,453

For a complete breakdown of minimum wage, living wage, and living costs in Ireland, you can read our Minimum Wage in Ireland — All Your Questions Answered article.

In Ireland, which uses the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system, your employer usually deducts all taxes and contributions from your paychecks directly. Your take-home salary, also known as net salary, is calculated by subtracting Income tax, Universal Social Charge (USC), and Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) 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).

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 Irish 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.

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