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How much is left of a $100K salary after taxes in each state in 2024?

Some Americans don’t have to contend only with the IRS taking a cut from their paycheck but their state government too. Here’s a look state-by-state.

What’s left of a $100K salary after taxes in each state

The number that feel that they live paycheck-to-paycheck has been increasing. According to a recent Your Money International Financial Security Survey conducted by CNBC and SurveyMonkey 65% of Americans are feeling the financial pinch of making ends meet compared to 58% in 2023.

The top three things that were causing financial stress among respondents were inflation, a lack of savings and interest rates. The last one, the Federal Reserve had hinted at possibly beginning to lower this year. However, while inflation is down from its summer 2022 peak, it is still stubbornly staying above the central bank’s target of 2%.

The salary needed though to live without feeling like you’re struggling is not the same in every part of the nation. One of the main factors is the cost of living which varies across the nation generally more expensive on the East and West coasts and in major metropolitan areas in between. But you also have to take into account what you take home at the end of the day from your paycheck.

Forty-four percent of those who participated in the CNBC and SurveyMonkey survey said that htey needed to earn $100,000 per year to feel financially secure. It should be good news then that the average salary in the United States is over $100,000 according to 2022 US Census data. Not really.

Don’t be fooled, as the vast majority of Americans earn much less. Less than 20 percent of individuals say that they earn a six-figure-plus salary and slightly more than a third of households according to 2022 data collected by Zippia.

Furthermore, while your salary may be listed at $100,000, that doesn’t mean you get to pocket the full amount. Uncle Sam gets his share and states often wet their beaks too, but not always.

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How much is left of a $100K salary after taxes in each state in 2024?

Taxation varies state to state, from those with no income tax to those that take a hefty cut of your income on top of what you pay to the federal Internal Revenue Service. GoBankingRates looked into the data from 2024 federal and state tax brackets listed by the Tax Foundation.

Not surprisingly, those that live in states that don’t collect income taxes left their residents with more tax home pay. However, there are differences from state to state for those that are single and take home $100,000 versus married couples. Here’s a look…

Top 10 states where $100K salary take-home pay is the highest

RankState: SingleTake-home of $100KState: MarriedTake-home of $100K
1Alaska$78,089Alaska$84,114
2Florida$78,089Florida$84,114
3Nevada$78,089Nevada$84,114
4New Hampshire$78,089New Hampshire$84,114
5South Dakota$78,089South Dakota$84,114
6Tennessee$78,089Tennessee$84,114
7Texas$78,089Texas$84,114
8Washington$78,089Washington$84,114
9Wyoming$78,089Wyoming$84,114
10North Dakota$76,694North Dakota$83,239

Top 20 states where $100K salary take-home pay is the highest

RankState: SingleTake-home of $100KState: MarriedTake-home of $100K
11Arizona$75,913Arizona$82,261
12Ohio$75,702Ohio$81,727
13Pennsylvania$75,019New Jersey$81,363
14Indiana$74,939California$81,157
15Rhode Island$74,463Pennsylvania$81,044
16Louisiana$74,420Louisiana$81,026
17Colorado$74,128Indiana$80,964
18New Mexico$74,103Rhode Island$80,929
19North Carolina$73,945New Mexico$80,891
20New Jersey$73,843Colorado$80,742

Middle 10 states where $100K salary take-home pay is the highest

RankState: SingleTake-home of $100KState: MarriedTake-home of $100K
21Michigan$73,839North Carolina$80,575
22Oklahoma$73,829Vermont$80,575
23Wisconsin$73,721Wisconsin$80,380
24Kentucky$73,714Missouri$80,372
25Mississippi$73,704Oklahoma$80,322
26Missouri$73,661Nebraska$80,222
27Maryland$73,503Michigan$79,864
28Alabama$73,254Kentucky$79,863
29Vermont$73,239Mississippi$79,844
30Utah$73,177Idaho$79,816

Bottom 20 states where $100K salary take-home pay is the highest

RankState: SingleTake-home of $100KState: MarriedTake-home of $100K
31Illinois$73,139Kansas$79,785
32Massachusetts$73,089Minnesota$79,664
33Kansas$73,046Maryland$79,640
34Idaho$73,040New York$79,633
35Connecticut$73,039Alabama$79,569
36Arkansas$72,923Maine$79,542
37New York$72,875Connecticut$79,514
38Virginia$72,855South Carolina$79,472
39Nebraska$72,823Iowa$79,303
40Georgia$72,822Utah$79,241

Bottom 10 states where $100K salary take-home pay is the highest

RankState: SingleTake-home of $100KState: MarriedTake-home of $100K
41Iowa$72,736Illinois$79,164
42Delaware$72,720Virginia$79,139
43West Virginia$72,714Massachusetts$79,114
44Minnesota$72,573Arkansas$79,069
45South Carolina$72,540Georgia$79,007
46Maine$72,301Delaware$78,959
47Montana$72,236West Virginia$78,739
48California$72,233Montana$78,587
49Hawaii$70,767Hawaii$77,718
50Oregon$69,808Oregon$76,301
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