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Use SmartAsset's paycheck calculator to calculate your take home pay per paycheck for both salary and hourly jobs after taking into account federal, state, and local taxes.

Overview of Oregon Taxes

Oregon levies a progressive state income tax system with one of the highest top rates in the U.S. Unlike most of the nation, Oregon does not have state or local sales taxes.

This calculator reflects the 2018 federal withholding tax changes.
Click here to learn more about how the Trump Tax Plan will affect you.

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Oregon Paycheck Calculator

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Oregon Paycheck Quick Facts
  • Oregon income tax rate: 5.0% - 9.9%
  • Median household income: $53,270 (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Number of cities that have local income taxes: 0

How Your Oregon Paycheck Works

Federal and state taxes combine to give Oregon taxpayers some of the highest tax burdens in the U.S. This means you’ll likely feel a hit to your take-home pay each pay period.

How much your employer deducts from your wages for federal income taxes is dependent on factors like your marital status, your salary and how many allowances you claimed on your W-4 form. Recheck the number of allowances you claim for 2018 because President Trump’s new tax plan has caused a change in withholding information. The IRS released new withholding guidelines in January, to reflect the new tax plan, and taxpayers should have seen changes to their paychecks, to reflect the new tax plan, starting in February 2018. For the time being, you do not need to fill out a new W-4. Your employer will use the withholdings on your current form.

Your employer will also withhold Social Security and Medicare taxes from each of your paychecks. Social Security tax is withheld at 6.2% and Medicare tax at 1.45%. Your employer then matches those amounts, so the total contribution is doubled. If you earn wages in excess of $200,000, they will be subject to a 0.9% Medicare surtax.

Taxpayers who are self-employed will have to pay the entire Social Security and Medicare contributions themselves.

How frequently you get paid has an effect on your paycheck size and your cash flow throughout the year. You may find that bi-weekly checks make strict budgeting a little less necessary, as your pay is already spread out more. However if you only get paid once a month, those checks will be larger but less frequent so you may need to stretch each dollar further between paychecks.

Oregon Median Household Income

YearMedian Household Income
2016$53,270
2015$51,243
2014$51,075
2013$50,251
2012$49,161
2011$46,816
2010$46,560
2009$48,457
2008$50,169

If you have relocated from one of the nation's seven states with no state income tax, you're certainly in for a new experience in Oregon. Oregon levies a four-bracket progressive state income tax with rates ranging from 5% to 9.9% depending on income level. Higher income levels correspond to higher state income tax rates. The state's top marginal tax rate is the second highest rate nationwide. However, this isn't bad news for everyone. Only individual filers making over $125,000 are subject to this rate. (The income level is double for married people filing together and heads of the household.)

Self-employed individuals who earn money in the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet) may have to pay an additional transit tax of 0.7537%. Self-employed people who earn money in the Lane County Mass Transit District (LTD) may have to pay a tax of 0.0073%.

While the state income taxes deal a heavy hit to some earners' paychecks, Oregon's tax system isn't all bad news for your wallet. One of Oregon's redeeming tax qualities is its absence of state or local sales taxes. For details about mortgages in the state, including rates and specifics about each county, check out our comprehensive Oregon mortgage guide.

Income Tax Brackets

Single Filers
Oregon Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $3,4005.00%
$3,400 - $8,5007.00%
$8,500 - $125,0009.00%
$125,000+9.90%
Married, Filing Jointly
Oregon Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $6,8005.00%
$6,800 - $17,0007.00%
$17,000 - $250,0009.00%
$250,000+9.90%
Married, Filing Separately
Oregon Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $3,4005.00%
$3,400 - $8,5007.00%
$8,500 - $125,0009.00%
$125,000+9.90%
Head of Household
Oregon Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $6,8005.00%
$6,800 - $17,0007.00%
$17,000 - $250,0009.00%
$250,000+9.90%

How You Can Affect Your Oregon Paycheck

While taxes are a part of life, you can play a role in when they come out of your paycheck to a degree. This has to do with the allowances you claim when completing your W-4 form. Claiming more allowances means opting for minimal withholding throughout the year. The advantages of this option are that you will get a bigger paycheck each month and have more access to your cash on a month-to-month basis. The drawback is that you may owe money to the IRS at the end of the year.

If IRS debt is a frightening possibility for you, you might want to consider claiming fewer allowances on your W-4. Fewer allowances means more money withheld from your pay. While less of your paycheck will be accessible between now and tax filing, the extra withholding means you will be less likely to owe money at the end of the year and more likely to receive a refund when you file your taxes.

It's important to consider the impact of your allowance choice when you complete your W-4. This way you won't be surprised no matter the outcome in April.

Oregon Top Income Tax Rate

YearTop Income Tax Rate
20179.90%
20169.90%
20159.90%
20149.90%
20139.90%
20129.90%
201111.00%
201011.00%
200911.00%
20089.00%
20079.00%
20069.00%
20059.00%
20049.00%
20039.00%

Most Paycheck Friendly Places

SmartAsset's interactive map highlights the most paycheck friendly counties across the country. Zoom between states and the national map to see data points for each region, or look specifically at one of the four factors driving our analysis: Semi-Monthly Paycheck, Purchasing Power, Unemployment Rate, and Income Growth.

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Rank County Semi-Monthly Paycheck Purchasing Power Unemployment Rate Income Growth

Methodology Our study aims to find the most paycheck friendly places in the country. These are places in the country with favorable economic conditions where you get to keep more of the money you make. To find these places we considered four different factors: semi-monthly paycheck, purchasing power, unemployment rate and income growth.

First, we calculated the semi-monthly paycheck for a single individual with two personal allowances. We applied relevant deductions and exemptions before calculating income tax withholding. To better compare withholding across counties we assumed a $50,000 annual income. We then indexed the paycheck amount for each county to reflect the counties with the lowest withholding burden.

We then created a purchasing power index for each county. This reflects the counties with the highest ratio of household income to cost of living. We also created an unemployment rate index that shows the counties with the lowest unemployment. For income growth, we calculated the annual growth in median income over five years for each county and indexed the results.

Finally, we calculated the weighted average of the indices to yield an overall paycheck friendliness score. We used a one half weighting for semi-monthly paycheck and a one-sixth weighting for purchasing power, unemployment rate and income growth. We indexed the final number so higher values reflect the most paycheck friendly places.

Sources: SmartAsset, government websites, US Census Bureau 2016 5-Year American Community Survey, MIT Living Wage Study, Bureau of Labor Statistics