Take Home Pay Estimator for New Hires
In order to assist new employees with seeing what their pay might look like based on salary and benefits, please
visit the appropriate Paycheck City sites listed below. These are NOT
college sponsored sites and any calculations done are only ESTIMATES of what
your pay might look like.
Please follow these instructions to
get the most accurate estimate.
1. Have your appointment letter available for reference.
Select Calculation date and state
2. Check date - leave as
default - today's date
'Pennsylvania' for the State for withholding.
For administrators and faculty - Enter Gross Pay as an
annual amount and choose the corresponding
Gross Pay Type.
For support staff - Enter hourly rate
into Pay Rate and hours worked per pay period (either 70 or
80) into Hours. Gross Pay will calculate automatically.
5. Gross Salary YTD - leave as '0'
6. Pay Frequency for
administrators and faculty is Semi-monthly, Pay Frequency
for support staff is Bi-weekly.
7. Select your
Federal Filing Status and enter your allowances
and additional federal withholding amount (from your W4).
You would not want to round Federal Withholding and most likely, employees
are not exempt from paying Federal Tax, Fica or Medicare.
and Local Information
9. Pennsylvania SUI should
be marked 'Yes'.
10. Enter either your home or work address (work is
PO Box 1773, Carlisle PA 17013). Because local tax varies on where you live
and/or work, you might want to try both. If you don't live in PA, then you'll want to
automatically use your work address. If you live in PA, then mark
'Resident'; if you live in another state, mark 'Nonresident'.
Most employees are NOT Exempt from State and/or Local tax withholding.
Voluntary Deduction Section
12. Type in a description of
your first deduction in Deduction Name - from your Flexcomp and Retirement Election Form.
13. Type in the Deduction Amount - from your Flexcomp and Retirement Election Form.
14. The Deduction Type will be $ Fixed
Amount. When entering deductions with per pay amounts less than $1.00, enter
the amount as 0.85 (not .85).
Deductions MAY be exempt from certain
taxes. Please follow theses guidelines when checking marking the boxes as
- Excluded from Federal Tax are the
following: AD&D, Accident, Dental, HAPOSSal, Vision, FSAHlth, FSADep,
Retirement contributions so check mark those boxes if entering those
- Excluded from Fica are the following: AD&D, Accident,
Dental, HAPOSSal, Vision, FSAHlth, FSADep so check mark those boxes if
entering those deductions
- Excluded from State and Local are the
following: Dental, HAPOSSal, FSAHlth, Vision so check mark those boxes if
entering those deductions.
15. Click on the Add
Deduction button to add more deductions.
16. When all of your
information has been entered, click on the Calculate button to
see your ESTIMATED results. A new calculation can be run by selecting
the New Calculation button.
Administrators/Faculty - http://www.paycheckcity.com/calculator/salary
Support Staff - http://www.paycheckcity.com/calculator/hourly