Here's what Trump's tax plan means for blue collar workers, from cooks to mechanics

Pool/Getty ImagesHere’s what blue collar workers can expect.

• The GOP has reached an agreement on their enormous tax overhaul.

• Career site Zippia broke down how the final tax bill could affect take-home pay in 2018 for people in various occupations.

• Business Insider looked into how the bill would affect blue collar workers’ wallets.

US President Donald Trump has marketed himself as a champion of working people. And Congressional Republicans are touting their new finalised tax bill as a wage-boosting, job-creating boon to the middle class, as well as a means of simplifying the tax system.

But the tax reform efforts have earned harsh criticisms from the public and experts. The conservative Tax Foundation found Republicans also overpromised on how much the bill would boost the economy, according to Business Insider.

Business Insider’s Lauren Lyons Cole reported that while take-home pay is set to rise under the tax reform plan, most Americans won’t see a ton of extra cash in their pockets. But how much you save also depends on how much you currently earn.

Career site Zippia‘s David Luther provided us with data breaking down how different occupations fare under the finalised tax plan. Business Insider decided to look into how the new plan will affect blue collar workers – people in jobs that center around non-agricultural physical labour – in particular.

The estimated federal tax savings below are for a single, childless taxpayer who owns a house valued at three times their salary. Zippia’s calculations factored in whether a given taxpayer would benefit most from taking the standard deduction or itemizing deductions.

Following is a look at how blue collar workers in a number of occupations, from food preparation workers to power plant operators, could see their taxes change next year if the tax plan becomes law.


Food preparation workers

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Average salary: $US22,920

Current tax: $US1,412

Tax under the Republican plan: $US1,120

Per cent tax cut: 20.7%


Restaurant cooks

Average salary: $US25,430

Current tax: $US1,788

Tax under the Republican plan: $US1,421

Per cent tax cut: 20.5%


Janitors and cleaners —  except maids and housekeeping cleaners

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Average salary: $US27,030

Current tax: $US2,028

Tax under the Republican plan: $US1,613

Per cent tax cut: 20.5%


Bicycle repairers

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Average salary: $US28,520

Current tax: $US2,252

Tax under the Republican plan: $US1,792

Per cent tax cut: 20.4%


Bus drivers, school or special client

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Average salary: $US31,110

Current tax: $US2,640

Tax under the Republican plan: $US2,103

Per cent tax cut: 20.4%


Painting, coating, and decorating workers

Average salary: $US32,040

Current tax: $US2,780

Tax under the Republican plan: $US2,214

Per cent tax cut: 20.3%


Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters

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Average salary: $US34,800

Current tax: $US3,194

Tax under the Republican plan: $US2,546

Per cent tax cut: 20.3%


Refuse and recyclable material collectors

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Average salary: $US37,690

Current tax: $US3,620

Tax under the Republican plan: $US2,892

Per cent tax cut: 20.1%


Construction laborers

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Average salary: $US37,890

Current tax: $US3,645

Tax under the Republican plan: $US2,916

Per cent tax cut: 20.0%


Automotive service technicians and mechanics

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Average salary: $US41,400

Current tax: $US4,081

Tax under the Republican plan: $US3,338

Per cent tax cut: 18.2%


Roofers

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Average salary: $US42,080

Current tax: $US4,166

Tax under the Republican plan: $US3,419

Per cent tax cut: 17.9%


Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

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Average salary: $US42,450

Current tax: $US4,212

Tax under the Republican plan: $US3,464

Per cent tax cut: 17.8%


Machinists

Average salary: $US43,220

Current tax: $US4,307

Tax under the Republican plan: $US3,556

Per cent tax cut: 17.4%


Plumbers, pipe-fitters, and steamfitters

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Average salary: $US56,030

Current tax: $US6,338

Tax under the Republican plan: $US5,626

Per cent tax cut: 11.2%


Electricians

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Average salary: $US56,650

Current tax: $US6,465

Tax under the Republican plan: $US5,763

Per cent tax cut: 10.9%


Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

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Average salary: $US57,140

Current tax: $US6,565

Tax under the Republican plan: $US5,870

Per cent tax cut: 10.6%


Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

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Average salary: $US61,190

Current tax: $US7,397

Tax under the Republican plan: $US6,761

Per cent tax cut: 8.6%


Power plant operators

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Average salary: $US73,800

Current tax: $US9,977

Tax under the Republican plan: $US9,361

Per cent tax cut: 6.2%

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