Here's exactly how much paychecks changed after tax reform for people at every income level from $20,000 to $269,000 a year


The new tax law, which changed the 2018 tax brackets, went into effect at the start of this year.

By February, many Americans began to notice a bump in their take-home pay because of the law.

The IRS released new guidelines in January, known as tax-withholding tables, that help employers calculate how much to take out of employees’ paychecks in taxes, Business Insider’s Bob Bryan reported. That amount is paid to the IRS in the employee’s name.

At the end of the year, when an employee files their tax return, they get a refund if the amount withheld was too much or pay more if it was too little.

The new withholding amounts hit Americans’ paychecks around February 1, and the IRS says that about 90% of workers saw an increase in their take-home pay.

The career site Zippia provided Business Insider with data breaking down the average annual salaries for employees in various occupations, as well as how their federal tax bill changed under the new tax law. Business Insider used that data to calculate how paychecks have changed.

Below is a look at how people in several different jobs – including fast-food cooks, pilots, and anesthesiologists, among many others – who receive paychecks every other week (meaning 26 a year) have seen their take-home pay change.

The calculations are for a single person who does not have children and is not a homeowner.

The new paycheck amounts account for only federal taxes and FICA taxes – the employee’s share of Social Security and Medicare taxes. Depending on where you live, state and local income taxes can further reduce your take-home pay – as can health-insurance premiums, 401(k) contributions, and other deductions you may have.


Fast-food cooks

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Average annual salary: $US20,570

New paycheck after taxes: $US697.67

Increase per paycheck: $US7.78


Cashiers

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Average annual salary: $US21,680

New paycheck after taxes: $US732.71

Increase per paycheck: $US9.79


Servers

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Average annual salary: $US24,410

New paycheck after taxes: $US817.07

Increase per paycheck: $US12.94


Bartenders

Average annual salary: $US25,580

New paycheck after taxes: $US853.23

Increase per paycheck: $US14.29


Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

Average annual salary: $US26,790

New paycheck after taxes: $US890.63

Increase per paycheck: $US15.69


Barbers

Average annual salary: $US29,900

New paycheck after taxes: $US986.74

Increase per paycheck: $US19.28


Butchers and meat-industry workers

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Average annual salary: $US31,740

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,043.60

Increase per paycheck: $US21.40


Animal trainers

Average annual salary: $US34,580

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,131.37

Increase per paycheck: $US24.68


Models

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Average annual salary: $US36,560

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,192.56

Increase per paycheck: $US26.96


Construction workers

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Average annual salary: $US37,890

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,233.66

Increase per paycheck: $US28.50


Travel agents

Average annual salary: $US39,900

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,295.78

Increase per paycheck: $US30.82


Massage therapists

Average annual salary: $US44,480

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,437.31

Increase per paycheck: $US36.10


Chefs and head cooks

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Average annual salary: $US47,390

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,527.24

Increase per paycheck: $US39.46


Reporters and correspondents

Average annual salary: $US49,770

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,600.80

Increase per paycheck: $US47.67


Firefighters

Average annual salary: $US50,520

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,623.97

Increase per paycheck: $US51.42


Paralegals and legal assistants

Average annual salary: $US53,180

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,696.64

Increase per paycheck: $US55.18


Marriage and family therapists

Average annual salary: $US54,090

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,721.26

Increase per paycheck: $US56.23


Electricians

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Average annual salary: $US56,650

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,790.53

Increase per paycheck: $US59.18


Librarians

Average annual salary: $US59,870

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,877.66

Increase per paycheck: $US62.90


Secondary-school teachers

Average annual salary: $US61,420

New paycheck after taxes: $US1,919.60

Increase per paycheck: $US64.69


Human-resources specialists

Average annual salary: $US64,890

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,013.49

Increase per paycheck: $US68.69


Public-relations specialists

Average annual salary: $US66,540

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,058.13

Increase per paycheck: $US70.59


Insurance sales agents

Average annual salary: $US67,760

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,091.14

Increase per paycheck: $US72


Dental hygienists

Average annual salary: $US73,440

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,244.83

Increase per paycheck: $US78.56


Accountants and auditors

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Average annual salary: $US76,730

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,333.85

Increase per paycheck: $US82.35


Real-estate brokers

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Average annual salary: $US79,340

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,404.47

Increase per paycheck: $US85.36


Detectives and criminal investigators

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Average annual salary: $US81,490

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,462.64

Increase per paycheck: $US87.84


Computer programmers

Average annual salary: $US85,180

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,560.04

Increase per paycheck: $US89.66


Physical therapists

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Average annual salary: $US87,220

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,613.67

Increase per paycheck: $US90.44


Civil engineers

Average annual salary: $US89,730

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,679.65

Increase per paycheck: $US91.41


Computer systems analysts

Average annual salary: $US91,620

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,729.34

Increase per paycheck: $US92.13


Electrical engineers

Average annual salary: $US98,620

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,913.36

Increase per paycheck: $US94.82


Veterinarians

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Average annual salary: $US100,560

New paycheck after taxes: $US2,964.36

Increase per paycheck: $US95.57


Sales agents in securities, commodities, and financial services

Average annual salary: $US102,260

New paycheck after taxes: $US3,009.05

Increase per paycheck: $US96.22


Nurse practitioners

Average annual salary: $US104,610

New paycheck after taxes: $US3,070.82

Increase per paycheck: $US99.79


Mathematicians

Average annual salary: $US105,600

New paycheck after taxes: $US3,096.85

Increase per paycheck: $US101.32


Sales engineers

Average annual salary: $US108,880

New paycheck after taxes: $US3,183.08

Increase per paycheck: $US106.36


Aerospace engineers

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Average annual salary: $US112,010

New paycheck after taxes: $US3,265.36

Increase per paycheck: $US111.18


Actuaries

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Average annual salary: $US114,120

New paycheck after taxes: $US3,320.83

Increase per paycheck: $US114.43


Computer and information research scientists

Average annual salary: $US116,320

New paycheck after taxes: $US3,378.66

Increase per paycheck: $US117.81


Pharmacists

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Average annual salary: $US120,270

New paycheck after taxes: $US3,492.12

Increase per paycheck: $US133.50


Personal financial advisers

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Average annual salary: $US123,100

New paycheck after taxes: $US3,566.52

Increase per paycheck: $US137.86


Lawyers

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Average annual salary: $US139,880

New paycheck after taxes: $US4,007.63

Increase per paycheck: $US163.67


Marketing managers

Average annual salary: $US144,140

New paycheck after taxes: $US4,119.62

Increase per paycheck: $US170.23


Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Average annual salary: $US152,770

New paycheck after taxes: $US4,346.49

Increase per paycheck: $US183.50


Dentists

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Average annual salary: $US173,860

New paycheck after taxes: $US4,887.50

Increase per paycheck: $US202.83


Chief executives

Average annual salary: $US194,350

New paycheck after taxes: $US5,363.10

Increase per paycheck: $US171.01


Family and general practitioners

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Average annual salary: $US200,810

New paycheck after taxes: $US5,513.06

Increase per paycheck: $US161.08


Orthodontists

Average annual salary: $US228,780

New paycheck after taxes: $US6,142.92

Increase per paycheck: $US150.09


Anesthesiologists

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Average annual salary: $US269,600

New paycheck after taxes: $US7,049.93

Increase per paycheck: $US118.45

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