Hawaii Paycheck Calculator

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

Overview of Hawaii

Hawaii’s population is over 1 million (2019), and its economy is dominated by agriculture, tourism, and military defense. It is the only state outside North America famous for its beautiful beaches. The median household income is $77,765 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 1.4% to 11%
  • subject to Disability Insurance (SDI)
  • has standard deductions and exemptions
Hawaii United States

Understanding your Hawaii paycheck

Living in paradise may come with a cost, but understanding your Hawaii paycheck doesn’t have to be complicated. From federal income taxes to FICA taxes and the unique aspects of state income tax, we will help you navigate the ins and outs of your paycheck.

Like all U.S. workers, your Hawaii paycheck is subject to federal taxes. Federal income taxes are withheld according to your income, filing status, and other factors. In contrast, FICA taxes are based solely on your income. Both employees and employers split the FICA tax burden evenly.

If you’re self-employed, you’re responsible for the entire FICA tax amount through the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA). You’ll pay both the employee and employer portions of Social Security and Medicare taxes.

Your employer uses information from your Form W-4 to determine how much federal income tax to withhold from your paycheck. Your marital status, number of dependents, and any additional withholding amounts affect your tax liability. Additionally, your pay frequency (weekly, biweekly, or monthly) influences the size of each paycheck.

Marital status plays a role in determining your tax bracket and withholding amounts. Lower your taxable income by using contributing to a 401(k) or health savings account. These pre-tax deductions will reduce your tax liability.

Hawaii has a progressive state income tax system with multiple brackets based on income. There is also a state payroll tax (Temporary Disability Insurance) for residents.

Hawaii allows taxpayers to claim a state standard deduction and personal exemptions, which can further reduce your taxable income. The standard deduction and personal exemption amounts depend on your filing status.

After calculating your federal and state income taxes, certain post-tax deductions may be withheld from your paycheck. These can include union dues, charitable contributions, or garnishments for unpaid debts.

Calculate your Hawaii paycheck

Calculating your Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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
    3. State payroll tax liability
      Gross income adjusted × State payroll tax rate = State payroll 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

Tax year Tax name Percent of taxable wage Up to taxable wage Comment
2024 State Disability Insurance (SDI) 0.50% $1,374.78 weekly
$71,488.56 per annual
Maximum of $6.87 per week ($357.24 per annual)
2023 0.50% $1,318.48 weekly
$68,560.96 per annual
Maximum of $6.59 per week ($342.68 per annual)
2022 0.50% $1,200.30 weekly
$62,415.60 per annual
Maximum of $6.00 per week ($312.00 per annual)
2021 0.50% $1,102.90 weekly
$57,350.80 per annual
Maximum of $5.51 per week ($286.52 per annual)
2020 0.50% $1,120 weekly
$58,240 per annual
Maximum of $5.60 per week ($291.20 per annual)

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 Separately
$0 – $2,400 1.40%
$2,400 – $4,800 3.20%
$4,800 – $9,600 5.50%
$9,600 – $14,400 6.40%
$14,400 – $19,200 6.80%
$19,200 – $24,000 7.20%
$24,000 – $36,000 7.60%
$36,000 – $48,000 7.90%
$48,000 – $150,000 8.25%
$150,000 – $175,000 9.00%
$175,000 – $200,000 10.00%
$200,000+ 11.00%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $4,800 1.40%
$4,800 – $9,600 3.20%
$9,600 – $19,200 5.50%
$19,200 – $28,800 6.40%
$28,800 – $38,400 6.80%
$38,400 – $48,000 7.20%
$48,000 – $72,000 7.60%
$72,000 – $96,000 7.90%
$96,000 – $300,000 8.25%
$300,000 – $350,000 9.00%
$350,000 – $400,000 10.00%
$400,000+ 11.00%
Head of Household $0 – $3,600 1.40%
$3,600 – $7,200 3.20%
$7,200 – $14,400 5.50%
$14,400 – $21,600 6.40%
$21,600 – $28,800 6.80%
$28,800 – $36,000 7.20%
$36,000 – $54,000 7.60%
$54,000 – $72,000 7.90%
$72,000 – $225,000 8.25%
$225,000 – $262,500 9.00%
$262,500 – $300,000 10.00%
$300,000+ 11.00%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
$2,200
Married, Filing Jointly $4,400
Head of Household $3,212

State exemptions

There are state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$1,144
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $2,288
Dependent(s) $1,144

FAQs

What taxes do Hawaiian pay?

The state-level income tax ranges from 1.4% to 11%. There is also a payroll tax of 0.5% up to $57,350.80 annual taxable wage.

How much do you make after taxes in Hawaii?

A single filer will take home $56,856.58 based on an annual wage of $78,000.
The take-home pay for a married couple with a combined annual salary of $156,000 will be $113,777.96.

How much taxes will get deducted from a $78,000 paycheck in Hawaii?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1761.96 monthly or $813.20 bi-weekly.