Take-Home Pay in Ireland
|Salary Before Tax|
|Total Tax Due|
|Salary After Tax||Enter salary|
- 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.
- Total Tax Due
- the sum of all taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your gross salary.
|Your Take-Home Pay:|
|Your Gross Salary:|
|Average Gross Salary:||€ 3,777 / mo|
|Minimum Wage:||€ 10.50 / h|
|Work Week:||37.5–40 h|
|Total Paid Leave:||30 / year|
How to Use the Salary Calculator for Ireland
If you're looking for a quick estimate of your salary after taxes, you can use our salary calculator for Ireland. Simply select how often you're paid, type in your earnings before any expenses, and then press calculate. The table below will display your take-home pay and estimated total taxes due.
Taxes can get pretty complicated, of course. 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.
How Is Salary Calculated and Paid in Ireland?
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).
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 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.
For more information on the tax system in Ireland, including a breakdown of tax rates and deductions, you can visit our Tax Calculator for Ireland page.
What Is the Minimum Wage in Ireland?
The national minimum wage in Ireland is €10.50 an hour for employees aged 20 and up, €9.45 for age 19, €8.40 for age 18, and €7.35 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 €1,820 before tax and €1,647 after tax.
|Age group||Hourly Pay||Weekly Salary||Monthly Salary||Annual Salary|
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.
What Is the Average Salary in Ireland?
The national average (mean) salary in Ireland is €45,324, according to the Central Statistics Office (2022). If we run this through our Irish salary calculator, that's a salary after tax of €34,815 a year, €2,901 a month, and €670 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 €32,371 a year, €2,698 a month, and €623 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 — Everything You Need to Know article.