Nebraska Paycheck Calculator

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

Overview of Nebraska

Nebraska has a population of just under 2 million (2019) and has a significant agriculture sector. It is also the birthplace of Kool-Aid, the popular juice drink. The median household income is $59,970 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 2.46% to 6.64%
  • no local income tax
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deductions and exemptions
Nebraska United States

Understanding your Nebraska paycheck

Your Nebraska paycheck is a complex yet fascinating blend of federal, FICA, and state income taxes, all working harmoniously to determine your take-home pay. As you embark on this journey through your paycheck, you’ll unravel the various components.

The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) comprises Social Security and Medicare. These taxes fund essential programs and support millions of Americans. The Social Security tax rate for is 6.2%, while the Medicare tax is 1.45%. Self-employed individuals are responsible for the full FICA tax – 12.4% for Social Security and 2.9% for Medicare.

The IRS Form W-4 determines how much federal income tax will be withheld from your paycheck. Adjusting your allowances can influence the amount withheld, ensuring you don’t overpay or underpay taxes throughout the year. Additionally, your pay frequency (weekly, biweekly, or monthly) can impact your deductions and, consequently, your take-home pay.

Your marital status dictates your filing status, thus reducing your tax liability. Additionally, having pre-tax deductions lower your taxable income. Some examples are contributions to retirement or health savings accounts.

Nebraska income tax rates range from 2.46% to 6.84%, depending on your taxable income. These progressive tax rates ensure that higher earners contribute a larger percentage of their income in taxes.

Nebraska offers a standard deduction less than the amounts provided on the federal level. The state also allows personal exemptions but in the form of tax credits.

Finally, post-tax deductions, such as charitable donations, union dues, or garnishments, are deducted from your paycheck after all applicable taxes have been withheld. These deductions do not impact your tax liability but can influence your take-home pay.

Calculate your Nebraska paycheck

Calculating your Nebraska 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 Nebraska state income tax
    1. State taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − State standard/itemized deductions = 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 are no state payroll taxes in Nebraska.

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 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 - $3,900 2.46%
$3,900 - $23,370 3.51%
$23,370 - $37,670 5.01%
$37,670+ 5.84%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 - $7,790 2.46%
$7,790 - $46,760 3.51%
$46,760 - $75,340 5.01%
$75,340+ 5.84%
Head of Household $0 - $7,270 2.46%
$7,270 - $37,400 3.51%
$37,400 - $55,850 5.01%
$55,850+ 5.84%
2023 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 - $3,700 2.46%
$3,700 - $22,170 3.51%
$22,170 - $35,730 5.01%
$35,730+ 6.64%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 - $7,390 2.46%
$7,390 - $44,350 3.51%
$44,350 - $71,460 5.01%
$71,460+ 6.64%
Head of Household $0 - $6,900 2.46%
$6,900 - $35,480 3.51%
$35,480 - $52,980 5.01%
$52,980+ 6.64%
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $3,440 2.46%
$3,340 – $20,590 3.51%
$20,590 – $33,180 5.01%
$33,180+ 6.84%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $6,860 2.46%
$6,860 – $41,190 3.51%
$41,190 – $66,360 5.01%
$66,360+ 6.84%
Head of Household $0 – $6,410 2.46%
$6,410 – $32,950 3.51%
$32,950 – $49,200 5.01%
$49,200+ 6.84%
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $3,340 2.46%
$3,340 – $19,990 3.51%
$19,990 – $32,210 5.01%
$32,210+ 6.84%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $6,660 2.46%
$6,660 – $39,990 3.51%
$39,990 – $64,430 5.01%
$64,430+ 6.84%
Head of Household $0 – $6,220 2.46%
$6,220 – $31,990 3.51%
$31,990 – $47,760 5.01%
$47,760+ 6.84%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 - $3,290 2.46%
$3,290 - $19,700 3.51%
$19,700 - $31,750 5.01%
$31,750+ 6.84%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 - $6,570 2.46%
$6,570 - $39,410 3.51%
$39,410 - $63,500 5.01%
$63,500+ 6.84%
Head of Household $0 - $6,130 2.46%
$6,130 - $31,530 3.51%
$31,530 - $47,080 5.01%
$47,080+ 6.84%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2024 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$8,350
Married, Filing Jointly $16,700
Head of Household $12,250
2023 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$7,900
Married, Filing Jointly $15,800
Head of Household $11,600
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$7,350
Married, Filing Jointly $14,700
Head of Household $10,750
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$7,100
Married, Filing Jointly $14,200
Head of Household $10,450
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$6,900
Married, Filing Jointly $13,800
Head of Household $10,100

State exemptions

There are state-level exemptions for all types of filers and dependents. All exemptions are in the form of tax credits.

FAQs

What taxes do Nebraskans pay?

On top of the federal income tax, the residents of Nebraska only need to pay the state-level income tax rate ranging from 2.46% to 6.64%.

How much do you make after taxes in Nebraska?

The take-home pay of a single filer with an annual salary of $60,000 is $47,443.85.
The take-home pay for a married couple earning $120,000 is $94,887.76.

How much taxes are deducted from a $60,000 paycheck in Nebraska?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1046.35 monthly or $482.93 bi-weekly.