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 This can seem overwhelming, so first focus on having one month of take-home pay; build from there. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "The Budget: Renting an Apartment In New York City," 20 Apr. 2021 Profit-sharing also reached a record $667 million, giving the average employee about $11,000 in extra take-home pay in the form of a check sent out in March. Dallas News, "Pay for Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and other execs rose in 2020, despite COVID downturn," 9 Apr. 2021 Find this number by subtracting your monthly savings and your fixed and nonmonthly costs (like gifts or haircuts) from your take-home pay. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "The Budget: Renting an Apartment In New York City," 20 Apr. 2021 For those in the middle fifth, the legislation would cut taxes by $3,720 and increase take-home pay 6%. Paul Wiseman, Chron, "Rescue aid package may reduce inequality, but for how long?," 13 Mar. 2021 The 50/30/20 budget is a smart and simple way to allocate your income to your expenses: 50% of your take-home pay for needs, 30% for wants and the final 20% for savings and debt repayment. cleveland, "3 money habits to carry forward after the pandemic ends," 6 Mar. 2021 Trump’s first-quarter 2017 salary donation to the National Park Service was for $78,333, likely his take-home pay after taxes. Adam Andrzejewski, Forbes, "President Donald Trump Probably Donated His Entire $1.6M Salary Back To The U.S. Government – Here Are The Details," 27 Feb. 2021 Schools had been slow to embrace the programs, citing staffing issues, despite the fact that more work would increase teacher take-home pay by 6% to 14% depending on the grade level. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Dropping mandates, hiking for stress, opening stadiums: News from around our 50 states," 27 May 2020 This was intended to help boost workers’ take-home pay as the pandemic raged on. Nathan Bachrach And Amy Wagner, The Enquirer, "Allworth Advice: Your ex has no say over your Social Security benefits," 11 Feb. 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 18 May. 2021.

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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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