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Here’s the Salary a Person Needs to Actually Take Home $100,000 in Every State

The analysis accounts for federal income taxes and withholdings for Social Security and benefits, as well as state and local taxes.

By Leada Gore, (TNS)

Most people would snap up a job with pay of $100,000 a year. But bringing that amount home will require good deal more income, according to a recent analysis. looked at how much you need to earn in each state to actually bring home $100,000 a year. The analysis accounts for average federal income taxes and withholdings for Social Security and Medicare, as well as state and local taxes.

All those deductions combined can turn a six-figure salary into a take-home pay of five figures, the analysis showed.

In Alabama, the analysis showed you will bring home just under 69% of your salary, after taxes. That means you’d need to earn $145,515 a year to bring home $100,000. That’s considerably more than U.S. Census Bureau data that showed the median household income in Alabama in 2022 was $59,609.

The top five states with the highest salaries needed to take home $100,000 after taxes were:

  • Oregon – $156,280
  • California – $153,700
  • Maryland – $154,850
  • Hawaii – $154,165
  • Maine – $151,640

Eight states tie for the lowest salary needed to take home $100,000 after taxes—about $137,290, reported. The eight states are Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

You can see every state’s data here.


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