take-home pay


: income remaining from salary or wages after deductions (as for income-tax withholding)

Examples of take-home pay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That would leave you with take-home pay of $35,420, or $681.15 a week. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2023 But factoring in materials and equipment the artist might need for the job could bring the take-home pay to $1,000 or less, which doesn’t account for the two weeks of labor or time mapping out the concept. Elizabeth Myong, Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2023 That habit, first of all, gave people a raise in take-home pay. Alena Botros, Fortune, 1 June 2023 The total amount was equivalent to about five days’ take-home pay. Melissa Sanchez and Maryam Jameel, Journal Sentinel, 4 Aug. 2023 Lawson stayed, but the reduction in his monthly take-home pay has stung. Naomi Nix, Washington Post, 5 July 2023 The lawsuit against Joint Venture Restaurant Group Inc., which owns Jon & Vinny’s, claims that the company denied servers tips, resulting in a reduction of take-home pay due to diner confusion regarding an 18% service fee. Danielle Dorsey, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2023 Daniels and other supporters of the bill said employees would spend the extra take-home pay, putting some of it back into local and state tax revenues through sales taxes. Mike Cason | McAson@al.com, al, 1 June 2023 As the primary earner in a household that includes her ailing mother and younger brother, the South Carolina librarian is constantly weighing how to divvy up her $2,100-a-month take-home pay and late father’s retirement benefits. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, 12 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of take-home pay was in 1942

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“Take-home pay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take-home%20pay. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

take-home pay

: the part of one's salary or wages remaining after deductions (as of income tax payments or union dues)

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