Delaware Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take-home pay per paycheck for salary and hourly jobs after federal & Delaware taxes

Updated for 2024 tax year on Apr 24, 2024

What was updated? 2024 federal/state/local income taxes, FICA, state payroll tax, federal/state standard deduction & state exemptions

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Paycheck calculator for Delaware

Overview of Delaware

Delaware’s population is almost 1 million (2019) and is known for its business-friendly corporation law. As a result, more corporate entities are formed in Delaware than residents. The median household income is $62,852 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 0% to 6.6%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deductions and exemptions
Delaware United States

Understanding your Delaware paycheck

Nestled in the Mid-Atlantic region, Delaware is small in size but big in economic impact. As an employee in the state, understanding your paycheck is essential to manage your finances effectively. We will guide you through the various components of your paycheck, from income taxes to deductions.

The first deductions on your Delaware paycheck are federal income and FICA taxes. Your federal income tax liability is based on your Form W-4, so remember to update the form after life-changing events. FICA tax, or payroll tax, is taken directly from your paycheck. The Social Security tax is 6.2%, and the Medicare tax is 1.45% of their wages.

For the self-employed, you are responsible for paying the employee and employer portions of FICA. It will be 12.4% for Social Security and 2.9% for Medicare. You may, however, claim a deduction for half of the self-employment taxes.

Your Delaware paycheck’s size can be affected by the information you provide on your Form W-4 and your pay frequency. The Form W-4 allows you to adjust your tax withholding by claiming allowances, which can influence the amount of federal income tax withheld from each paycheck. Additionally, your pay frequency will also impact your paycheck size.

Your marital status plays a role in determining your federal tax bracket, which affects your paycheck. Pre-tax deductions also reduce the amount of tax you need to pay.

Delaware has a state income tax, and the rate varies depending on your income. Luckily, there is no state-level payroll tax, making it less burdensome on your paycheck compared to some other states.

The state offers a standard deduction that reduces your taxable income. You can also claim personal exemptions are also available, providing additional tax relief.

Finally, your Delaware paycheck may include post-tax deductions, such as garnishments, union dues, or charitable contributions. These deductions are taken out of your paycheck after calculating taxes and do not affect your taxable income.

Calculate your Delaware paycheck

Calculating your Delaware state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our main paycheck calculator page:

  1. Determine your gross income
    • Annual salary
      Annual salary = Gross income
    • Hourly wage
      Hourly wage × Hours worked per day × Days worked per week × Weeks worked per year = Your weekly paycheck
  2. Work out your total federal income tax
    1. Gross income adjusted
      Gross income − Pre-tax deductions = Gross income adjusted
    2. Federal taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − Federal standard/itemized deductions = Federal taxable income
    3. Federal income tax liability
      Federal taxable income × Federal income tax rate = Federal income tax liability
    4. Federal payroll tax liability
      Gross income adjusted × Federal payroll tax rate = Federal payroll tax liability
  3. Calculate your total Delaware state income tax
    1. State taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − (State standard/itemized deductions + State exemptions) = State taxable income
    2. State income tax liability
      State taxable income × State income tax rate = State income tax liability
  4. Figure out your net pay
    You need to account for any other deductions such as health insurance, 401(k) contribution, as well as additional withholdings.
    Gross income − (Total income tax liability + Total payroll tax liability + Total pre-tax deductions + Total post-tax deductions + Total withholdings) = Your net pay
  5. Divide your net pay by your pay frequency
    • Daily
      Your net pay / Days worked per week / Weeks worked per year = Your daily paycheck
    • Weekly
      Your net pay / 52 = Your weekly paycheck
    • Bi-weekly
      Your net pay / 26 = Your bi-weekly paycheck
    • Semi-monthly
      Your net pay / 24 = Your semi-monthly paycheck
    • Monthly
      Your net pay / 12 = Your monthly paycheck
    • Quarterly
      Your net pay / 4 = Your quarterly paycheck
    • Semi-annual
      Your net pay / 2 = Your semi-annual paycheck
    • Annual
      Your net pay = Your annual paycheck

State payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

State income tax brackets

Each filer type has different progressive tax rates. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $2,000 0.00%
$2,000 – $5,000 2.20%
$5,000 – $10,000 3.90%
$10,000 – $20,000 4.80%
$20,000 – $25,000 5.20%
$25,000 – $60,000 5.55%
$60,000+ 6.60%

Local income tax

Based on gross income, applies to both residents and non-residents.

Tax year City Rate
2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Wilmington 1.25%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$3,250
Married, Filing Jointly $6,500

State exemptions

There are state-level exemptions for all types of filers and dependents. All exemptions are in the form of tax credits. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

FAQs

What taxes do Delawareans pay?

A resident of Delaware only needs to pay the state-level income tax, which ranges from 0% to 6.6%. There is no additional payroll tax.

How much do you make after taxes in Delaware?

The take-home pay for a single filer with an annual wage of $63,000 is $49,147.75.
For a married couple with a combined salary of $126,000, the take-home pay after taxes is $97,258.

How much taxes will get deducted from a $63,000 paycheck in Delaware?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1154.36 monthly or $532.78 bi-weekly.