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Paycheck 101: How to Read a Pay Stub

Last updated August 17, 2023

Paycheck 101: How to Read a Pay Stub

Getting a paycheck from your job is exciting, but looking at how it's broken down through your paystub can be confusing. It can be a lot to look at, but we're here to help you better understand it! Here's how to read a pay stub!

Most paychecks have two parts—your pay stub and your 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 Your pay stub outlines your gross pay, or the money you made before taxes, and any other deductions withdrawn from the check you received.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 very pay stub is different from employer to employer. If you have questions about yours, be sure to reach out to your HR or accounting department to get any questions answered. 

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

how to read a pay stub

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