The Easiest Way to calculate Net to Gross and Gross to Net

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When you’re used to knowing your ‘take home’ net pay, it can be confusing to know where to start when it comes to discussing in gross. 

We recommend you use The Salary Calculator The Salary Calculator to help you work out your wages. 

Disclaimer: Information provided by The Salary Calculator is for illustrative purposes only. 

 

Net to Gross

With net to gross, the family or agency may have given you a net figure, and you’re wondering what the gross amount you need to be in your contract is. 

You will need to use the  required salary page on The Salary Calculator.

Step One – Net Amount

Input the net amount where it asks ‘What salary do I need to take home each month?’

Have you been given a weekly net amount instead of monthly?
Take this number, multiply it by 52*, then divide it by 12 to find your monthly net figure.

If you are in Scotland, select the ‘Resident in Scotland?’ box.

*some employers may divide by 52.14

Step Two – Tax Code

Add your tax code. You will be able to find this on your payslips.
If you have a standard tax code it will be 1250L. 

Step Three – Pension

Your employer must automatically enrol you into a pension scheme and make contributions to your pension if all of the following apply:

If these apply to you, then under the pensions tab you should select ‘auto-enrolment’ and complete the ‘I contribute’ box to show 5%. 

Step Four (if applicable) – Student Loans

If you are replaying a student loan, click the box which applies to you. 

If you are repaying a student loan for a course which started before 1st September 2012, tick “Plan 1”, if you are repaying a student loan for a course which started on or after 1st September 2012, tick “Plan 2”. If you are repaying a loan for a postgraduate course, tick “Postgraduate”.

Step Five (if applicable) – Days 

The calculator is set to ‘I work 5 days per week’ as standard. Under ‘Additional Options’ you can change this depending on the job you are applying for. This will ensure the daily amount shown is more accurate. 

Step Six – Calculate

Press calculate! Check the net figure is showing the same as you input (there may be a few pence difference), and make a note of the gross figures. 

You’ll be able to see the gross salary, taxable amount, tax, national insurance and student loan repayments on annual, monthly, weekly and daily bases.

Gross to Net

The agency or family has given you a gross wage figure and you would like to know what this means for your take home pay. 

For this we need to use the ‘Take Home Pay’ section on The Salary Calculator. 

Step One – Annual Gross Amount

This section wants to know the yearly gross salary. The agency or family may have given you a gross figure in weekly, monthly, or yearly.

To work out monthly to yearly, multiply the amount by 12.
To work out weekly to yearly, multiply by 52. 

Input the amount. 

If you are in Scotland, select the ‘Resident in Scotland?’ box.

Step Two – Tax Code

Add your tax code. You will be able to find this on your payslips.
If you have a standard tax code it will be 1250L. 

Step Three – Pension

Your employer must automatically enrol you into a pension scheme and make contributions to your pension if all of the following apply:

If these apply to you, then under the pensions tab you should select ‘auto-enrolment’ and complete the ‘I contribute’ box to show 5%. 

Step Four (if applicable) – Student Loans

If you are replaying a student loan, click the box which applies to you. 

If you are repaying a student loan for a course which started before 1st September 2012, tick “Plan 1”, if you are repaying a student loan for a course which started on or after 1st September 2012, tick “Plan 2”. If you are repaying a loan for a postgraduate course, tick “Postgraduate”.

Step Five (if applicable) – Days 

The calculator is set to ‘I work 5 days per week’ as standard. Under ‘Additional Options’ you can change this depending on the job you are applying for. This will ensure the daily amount shown is more accurate. 

Step Six – Calculate

Press calculate! 
You’ll be able to see the gross salary, taxable amount, tax, national insurance and student loan repayments on annual, monthly, weekly and daily bases.

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