take-home pay

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Definition of take-home pay

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

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Recent Examples on the Web In a best-case scenario, your take-home pay doubles, the price of milk doubles, airfares double, etc. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 13 Nov. 2021 But now in addition to record take-home pay and the explosion of options for selling private company shares on the secondary markets, commensurate with investors’ appetites to buy them, employees can see liquidity events years ahead of schedule. Tom Drummond, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Even for wages that are flat from December to January, take-home pay will likely rise slightly for many because less money will be withheld for taxes, helping workers cope with rising prices. Richard Rubin, WSJ, 23 Oct. 2021 Income and payroll taxes reduce worker take-home pay and more than thirty federal entitlement programs reduce benefits as family income rises. John C. Goodman, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 This means a big cut in take-home pay for the people who can least afford it. Steve Forbes, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Their latest research shows that low-income families and households of color spend 8% of their take-home pay on energy. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Lyft’s take-home pay also tends to be lower than its biggest rival, Uber, owing to a combination of stiff competition and algorithms less sensitive to surges in demand. Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2021 There were years early on when my take-home pay barely covered the weekly grocery bill. Carey Smith, Quartz, 6 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of take-home pay

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Take-home pay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take-home%20pay. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of take-home pay

: the amount of money that a person earns after taxes and other amounts have been subtracted

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