Estimate Employee Payroll with Our Hourly Paycheck Calculator

All Fields Required

Use Our Free Hourly Paycheck Calculator

If you have hourly employees, you know just how difficult it can be to manage their hours and run payroll. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle this task on your own.

SurePayroll does all the calculations for you, allowing you to focus on more important areas of your small business. All you have to do is enter hours and pay. We’ll take care of everything else.

Why You Should Use an Hourly Payroll Calculator

If you decide to run your own payroll, an hourly payroll calculator can help keep you on track.

Even though this is an option, it comes with a few challenges:

  • You spend countless hours on payroll every period
  • You risk costly mistakes for incorrect calculations
  • You risk overlooking tax code changes (local, state, and federal)
  • You have to manually file and pay all payroll taxes on time
  • You don’t have access to a customer support team


Stressed? Let this free hourly paycheck calculator help you calculate hourly employee payroll.


How SurePayroll Simplifies Your Payroll Process

  • Complete all your payroll calculations in 3 easy steps: enter, review, approve
  • Wages, deductions, and payroll taxes completed automatically
  • It typically takes 2 minutes or less to run payroll
  • Access to our award-winning U.S.-based customer service team

It’s a challenge to manage employees, calculate their hourly paychecks, and process your payroll, all while running a small business.  

SurePayroll offers all the following (plus much more):

  • Easy and online: Our system allows you to run hourly employee payroll on the go from your smartphone, tablet, or computer – all you need is internet access.
  • Affordable: Competitive pricing to fit your budget, regardless of industry or number of employees.
  • Tax management: Full management of federal, state, and local payroll taxes. We calculate, file, and pay all taxes for you automatically.

Try Out Our Free Hourly Paycheck Calculator

If you want to better understand hourly net pay, calculate take-home wages, or run hypothetical scenarios, input your numbers into our free hourly paycheck calculator.

In addition to our hourly calculator, our free payroll page contains a salary paycheck calculator for your other employees.

The payroll calculators on our website are free for you to use and are designed to provide general guidance and estimates pertaining to the payroll process. If you have any specific questions, contact us or request an instant payroll quote online.

Current SurePayroll Customers

Estimates made using these payroll calculators will not affect SurePayroll account information in any way. You must enter payroll data directly into your SurePayroll account if you would like it processed for an upcoming payroll period.

You should contact Customer Service regarding any specific payroll concerns.

Benefits of Using a Payroll Calculator 

There are many benefits of using a payroll calculator, including the ability to estimate your paycheck in advance. You can also use the same tool to calculate hypothetical changes, such as withholding more money from each paycheck or increasing your retirement contributions. 

Another benefit of a salary paycheck calculator is its ability to answer questions regarding your finances accurately. Examples include: 

How do you calculate take-home pay? 

A paycheck calculator allows you to quickly and accurately calculate take-home pay. It’s a simple four-step process: 

  • Determine your taxable income by deducting pre-tax contributions 
  • Withhold all applicable local, state, and federal taxes 
  • Deduct post-tax contributions 
  • Deduct any additional withholdings, such as wage garnishment 

The result is your take-home pay (or net income). 

How much tax is taken out of a paycheck? 

This varies from person to person and location to location. For example, the more money you earn, the more you pay in taxes. Additionally, state income tax rates vary.  

Take these steps to determine how much tax is taken out of a paycheck: 

  • Review current tax brackets to calculate federal income tax. 
  • Calculate Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes using this year’s Medicare. 
  • Determine if state income tax and local income tax apply.  
  • Divide the sum of all taxes by your gross pay. 

These steps will leave you with the percentage of taxes deducted from your paycheck.  

How do you calculate annual income? 

To calculate your annual salary, multiply the gross pay — before taxes — by the number of pay periods in the year.  

For example, if you earn $2,000/week, your annual income is calculated by taking $2,000 x 52 weeks for a total salary of $104,000. 

Note: your pay frequency may differ, such as if you’re paid bi-weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly.  

Experiment with the paycheck calculator above to answer these questions — among others — while also pinpointing any changes you can make to boost your take-home pay and improve your personal finances.  

SurePayroll, Inc. and its subsidiaries assume no liability and make no warranties on or for the information contained on these state payroll pages. The information presented is intended for reference only and is neither tax nor legal advice. Consult a professional tax, legal or other advisor to verify this information and determine if and/or how it may apply to your particular situation.

This website contains articles posted for informational and educational value. SurePayroll is not responsible for information contained within any of these materials. Any opinions expressed within materials are not necessarily the opinion of, or supported by, SurePayroll. The information in these materials should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and it should not substitute for legal, accounting, and other professional advice where the facts and circumstances warrant. If you require legal or accounting advice or need other professional assistance, you should always consult your licensed attorney, accountant or other tax professional to discuss your particular facts, circumstances and business needs.