£55,500 After Tax
If you earn £55,500 a year in 2019 / 2020, after tax deductions you'll take home a net salary of £3,394 every month, and your hourly rate will be £26.68.
HMRC will deduct £9,700 in tax, and £5,074 in National Insurance from your salary (that's £14,774 total deductions), and your full yearly take-home will be £40,726 . Please see the table below for a more detailed break-down, or scroll down for more information on your £55,500 salary.
Tax Band For £55,500 Income
£55,500 Salary Highlights
Your monthly net pay, after tax and NI will be £3,394. This is the cash you receive in your bank account.
Your hourly income (or hourly rate) will be £26.68, for a normal, full time 40 hours work week.
Your £55,500 income explained
We know from your input that your total income for the year 2019 / 2020 is £55,500. Let's break-down this sum and see how we've calculated your tax, NI, and monthly net salary.
Everyone earning an income in the UK has a personal allowance -- usually the first few thousands of pounds (a year) from your salary -- that you don't have to pay tax on. For the tax year April 2019 /April 2020, this personal allowance is £12,500.
This means that for the first £12,500 that you are earning, you will pay no tax. Please note that you still have to pay National Insurance, as National Insurance has different allowances. We'll get to this soon.
Your taxable amount
Therefore, if we deduct the personal allowance from the yearly £55,500 salary, you’ll have a taxable amount of £43,000.
Amount liable for NI
You also have a national insurance threshold on your salary, which means that you won’t pay NI for the first £8,632 from your yearly salary. This means that, according to our calculations, only £46,868 of your yearly earnings will be liable for National Insurance.
Your income tax
Your total tax for the tax year Apr 2019 – Apr 2020 is £9,700. This equates to £808 tax per month.
Your National Insurance
You will pay a total of £5,074 in national insurance in the tax year Apr 2019 – Apr 2020.
Your Income vs UK Average Salary
You earn £27,472 more than the UK average salary.
The UK average salary was £28,028 in 2017. This means that on average, the monthly NET salary is £1,870 in the UK.(source: BBC)
Your Hourly Rate vs UK Living Wage
Your hourly rate is £17.68 higher than the UK real living wage.
The UK real living wage is £9.00.(source: Living Wage Foundation)
UK Tax rates 2019-2020
- Personal allowance: £12,500
- Basic tax at 20%: £12,501 - £50,000
- Higher rate tax at 40%: £50,001 - £150,000
- Highest rate tax at 45%: £150,001 and over