$25 an Hour Is How Much a Year

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If you’re on the job hunt, you’ll find it helpful to understand what hourly wages add up to over time. While $25 dollars an hour is well over minimum wage, how much does it come out to annually? Find the details on what $25 per hour looks like below.

$25 an Hour Is How Much a Year?

A full-time employee typically works about 40 hours per week for a total of 2,080 hours annually. Multiply 2,080 by $25, and the annual wage for a $25-per-hour employee is $52,000 per year. See what $25 per hour looks like for other pay periods in the table below. 

Pay Period Amount Math
Daily $200 $25 x 8 Hours
Weekly $1,000 $25 x 40 Hours
Biweekly $2,000 $25 x 80 Hours
Monthly $4,333.33 $25 x (2,080 Hours / 12 Months)

Take-home Pay After Taxes

When you make money in the U.S. or any other developed nation, you need to pay taxes. Taxes provide the funding that keeps the government running, the military strong, schools open, the roads maintained and much more.

The simple fact is that our developed nation would be anything but developed without taxes. 

If you’re considering a job that pays $25 per hour, you may be wondering what your paycheck will look like after taxes. The final answer depends on whether or not you live in a location that charges state or municipal income taxes, but calculating the federal tax is a good place to start.

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Federal Taxes

Workers in the U.S. pay federal income tax on their earnings. An income of $52,000 per year falls into the 22% tax bracket. However, federal taxes can vary depending on whether you file a single or joint tax return. See the table below for more details. A couple filing jointly with a combined income of $52,000 annual fall into the 12% tax bracket.

Period of Time Single Take-home Income — 22% Tax Rate Married Take-home Income — 12% Tax Rate
Weekly $780 $880
Biweekly $1,560 $1,760
Monthly $3,300.80 $3,813.33
Annually $40,560 $45,760

Keep in mind that you may pay substantially less in taxes if you have dependents.

State Income Taxes

Although all employees in the U.S. pay federal income taxes, there are some states that don’t require workers to pay state income taxes. Those states include:

  • Alaska
  • Florida
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

If you don’t live in one of these states, you will have to pay some kind of state income tax. Research your state’s income tax code to determine what your final tax bill will be. 

Advice for Living on $25 per Hour

The average American salary is just over $54,000 per year, so $52,000 is nearly in line with the average. However, given the current rate of inflation, it may be difficult to get by on this income. That’s especially the case if you’re supporting other people on your income.

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One of the best ways to address this challenge is by using the 50/20/30 budget. When you follow this budget, you use 50% of your after-tax income to cover mandatory expenses, 20% for savings and debt and 30% for discretionary spending. While the exact percentages might not work for your household, you can adjust the numbers to fit your needs. 

Final Take

Twenty-five dollars per hour is a reasonable income and can provide a comfortable life if you’re single. However, if you have dependents, you may find it difficult to make ends meet from time to time. Be sure to set a realistic budget to keep your finances in good shape. 

FAQ

Find the answers to the most common questions about $25-per-hour jobs below.
  • Is $25 an hour good money?
    • Twenty-five dollars per hour is $52,000 per year for a typical full-time job. That's slightly below the national average salary of around $54,000 per year. Therefore, it's a great pay rate for some workers but may be inadequate for workers with several years of experience in high-value fields or a higher level of education.
  • How much is $25 an hour for 40 hours a week?
    • Twenty-five dollars an hour works out to $1,000 per week before taxes, $780 per week for a single worker after taxes or $880 per week for a married worker after taxes.
  • How much is $70,000 a year hourly?
    • An annual income of $70,000 per year works out to $33.65 per hour for a typical full-time job.
  • How much do I make an hour if I make $50,000 a year?
    • An annual income of $50,000 per year works out to $24.04 per hour for a typical full-time job.
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Information is accurate as of Nov. 18, 2022.

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Joshua Rodriguez is a personal finance and investing writer with more than 10 years of experience. He is the founder of CNA Finance. His work has been featured on U.S. News & World Report, Money Talks News and several other mainstream outlets. 
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