Your Take-Home Pay

In Ireland, if your gross annual salary is €47,201, or €3,933 per month, the total amount of taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your salary is €9,823.

This means that your net income, or salary after tax, will be €37,378 per year, €3,115 per month, or €719 per week.

For a more accurate estimate of your take-home pay, check the Advanced Options in the salary calculator form. Your tax liability may vary based on your specific personal details, including your marital status, whether you're a single parent eligible for the Single Person Child Carer Credit, or if you're married or in a civil partnership with one or both spouses earning an income.

For a gross annual income of €47,201, our Irish tax calculator projects a tax liability of €819 per month, approximately 21% of your paycheck. The table below breaks down the taxes and contributions levied on these employment earnings in 2024 – 2025.

Yearly Monthly Weekly
Gross Income €47,201 €3,933 €908
Income Tax €6,730 €561 €129
USC (Universal Social Charge) €1,193 €99 €23
PRSI (Pay Related Social Insurance) €1,900 €158 €37
Total Tax Due €9,823 €819 €189
Take-Home Pay €37,378 €3,115 €719

The average salary in Ireland is €47,201, according to the Central Statistics Office (Q3 2023). If we run this through our Irish salary calculator, that's a salary after tax of €3,115 a month, or €719 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. You can use our new cost of living calculator to estimate your monthly expenses and check what lifestyle you can afford in the Irish capital.

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

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.

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.