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take-home pay

[teyk-hohm] /ˈteɪkˌhoʊm/
the amount of salary remaining after deductions, as of taxes, have been made.
Origin of take-home pay
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for take-home pay
  • Net pay, or take-home pay, is the amount the employee receives after deductions.
  • The training interfered with their productivity in the short term, and hence with their take-home pay.
  • There is plenty of scope to reduce labor cost without cutting worker's take-home pay.
  • But to meet him you wouldn't know that his take-home pay is over a million dollars a year.
  • In many cases, you see an increase in your take-home pay.
  • The conflicting policies create real differences in employee take-home pay and in retirement benefits.
  • He continued to work but limited his take-home pay to the allowable amount.
  • Low replacement rates are often defined as less than half of previous take-home pay.
  • The lowering of marginal rates would increase workers' take-home pay for additional hours of work.
  • These changes may result in an increase in take-home pay.
British Dictionary definitions for take-home pay

take-home pay

the remainder of one's pay after all income tax and other compulsory deductions have been made
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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take-home pay in Culture

take-home pay definition

Pay after deductions for taxes, Social Security, insurance, and other services.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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