The information and calculations on this page are based on your location (United Kingdom), assuming you are not in Scotland. It is important to note that Scottish citizens pay different tax rates, change the 'Live in Scotland?' option in the calculator above if you want to check the Scottish version of this £21 an hour salary calculation.
How much is £21 an Hour After Tax in the United Kingdom?
In the year 2023, in the United Kingdom, £21 an hour gross salary, after-tax, is £33,436 annual, £2,786 monthly, £640.82 weekly, £128.16 daily, and £16.02 hourly gross based on the information provided in the calculator above.
If you want to see the more in-depth £21 an hour after tax UK breakdown or find how we calculated this salary, scroll to the next section.
If you would like to learn how much you would earn an hour with just an extra £10 added to your hourly salary, you can check the calculation here.
£21 an Hour After Tax in the United Kingdom Breakdown
Check the table below for a breakdown of £21 an hour after tax in the United Kingdom.
|National Insurance (NI)||£4,141||£345.09||£79.37||£15.87||£1.98|
|Personal Allowance||£12,570 Per Year|
|Taxable Salary||£31,259 Per Year|
|Take-Home Pay (NET)||£33,436||£2,786||£640.82||£128.16||£16.02|
In the next section, we explain in detail how the £21 an hour after-tax salary in the United Kingdom is calculated.
How the £21 an Hour After Tax in the United Kingdom is Calculated?
To calculate £21 an hour after tax in UK salary, first, we need to know what are your tax-free allowances. Based on selected calculator settings, applicable tax-free allowances for you are:
- £12,570 as standard Personal Allowance
- £0 for Blind Person's Allowance (source: Blind Person's Allowance); if Blind Person's Allowance applies to you, you can adjust the settings in our calculator to get the more accurate £21 an hour salary after tax salary calculation
The total Personal Allowance sum you are entitled to equals £12,570.
Then we need to calculate National Insurance (NI) deduction. Based on £21 an hour gross income, assuming that you are employed, and you pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions, the sum you have to pay for National Insurance (NI) is £4,141 (source: National Insurance classes).
The calculation is also based on the fact that you are not repaying anything for a student loan. If you are repaying a student loan, scroll up to the calculator and change the advanced setting named 'Repaying Student Loan?' to the applicable option.
The current Student Loan repayment percent is 9% (source: Repaying your student loan), meaning that based on your calculator settings, you have to repay £0 an hour of your hourly salary to cover the Student Loan in the the United Kingdom.
Then we need to calculate taxes. Based on United Kingdom tax brackets, assuming your tax code is 1257L (1257L tax code means you're entitled to the standard tax-free Personal Allowance (£12,570 for 2021/22)), deducting the other applicable deductions and counting in the tax-free allowances, the tax sum to pay for an hour equals £3.
Lastly, we need to convert the gross hourly salary specified to the annual gross salary; the result in our case equals £43,829. Then we need to subtract the tax (£6,252) and National Insurance (£4,141) from the gross £43,829 salary, which would be £33,436 (annual NET income). After converting this to hourly NET income, the result is £16.02 hourly gross income.
£21 an Hour is How Much a Day?
£21 an hour breaks down to the following daily salaries:
- Gross (pre-tax) daily wage of £168.
- Take-home (NET) daily income of £128.16.
£21 an Hour is How Much a Week?
£21 an hour breaks down to the following weekly salaries:
- Gross (pre-tax) weekly wage of £840.
- Take-home (NET) weekly income of £640.82.
£21 an Hour is How Much a Month?
£21 an hour breaks down to the following monthly salaries:
- Gross (pre-tax) monthly wage of £3,652.
- Take-home (NET) monthly income of £2,786.
£21 an Hour is How Much a Year?
£21 an hour breaks down to the following yearly salary:
- Gross (pre-tax) yearly wage of £43,829.
- Take-home (NET) yearly income of £33,436.
Is £21 an Hour a Good Salary?
To answer if £21 an hour is a good salary. We need to compare it to the national median. After calculation using ongoing year (2023) data, the salary of £21 an hour is 1.15 times or 13% higher than the national median. So, is £21 an hour a good salary?
Based on comparison to the national median, yes, in our opinion, it is a good salary in the United Kingdom.
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Is £21 an Hour After Tax UK Calculation Accurate?
The £21 an Hour After Tax UK calculation was updated on September 18, 2022, at 13:52 pm and approved by Progress Accountants.