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How to Read Your Paycheck

Last updated July 11, 2024

Have a new job? We share how to read your paycheck!

Most paychecks have two parts: your pay stub and paycheck. Your paycheck provides what is referred to as net pay, or the money that is available for you to spend. Your pay stub outlines your gross pay, or the money you made before taxes, and any other deductions withdrawn from the check you received.

It's important to note that every pay stub will look different depending on the employer. If you have questions about yours, be sure to reach out to your HR or accounting department.

Here’s an outline of a typical pay stub and what you can expect to find on it:

Screenshot of a pay stub - How to Read Your Paycheck

Screenshot of a pay stub - How to Read Your Paycheck

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