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$30 An Hour Is How Much a Year

By understanding how much 30 dollars an hour amounts to on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, you can plan your budget accordingly.

$30 an hour is how much a year?

Many people looking for full-time jobs want to know the answer to the question “30 an hour is how much per year?” $30 an hour is $58,500 per year. This total accounts for 1950 hours of work performed over the course of a year. That yearly salary total includes 260 days of work. 

$30 an hour is how much per month?

In a month, someone who earns $30 an hour would make $4,875. The number of hours you would work is 163 hours. The month normally includes four work weeks. This is if you are making a full-time yearly salary. It wouldn’t matter whether you are paid weekly or bi-weekly. 

$30 an hour is how much per week? 

In a week, someone who earns $30 an hour would make $1,125. That’s accounting for 37.5 hours of work. That work would be performed over a 5 day period in most cases. 

$30 an hour is how much per day?

For every working day at $30 an hour, you should make approximately $225. That includes 7.5 hours of work. 

How much tax do I pay if I make $30 per hour? 

To calculate how much tax would be paid on $30 an hour, you have to account for Federal, State, and Local income tax. You also need to include Social Security Tax and Medicare Tax in the calculation. 

  • Social Security Tax 6.2% - $3,627

  • Medicare Tax 1.45% - $848.25

  • Income Taxes 12% (estimates) - $7,020   


The total tax paid is approximately $11,495. That means your take-home pay would be $47,005. 

What if you don’t get paid vacation time off?

If you don’t get any paid time off, the days you take off will be deducted from your pay. The calculations above do not include vacation time, so you would make $58,500 in a year with no vacation time. If you do get vacation time, your salary would increase by approximately $1,125 for each week of vacation. With two weeks of vacation, your salary would increase to $60,750.

Budgeting $30 an hour

$30 an hour is good pay that is far above minimum wage. With this good salary, your monthly pay should be enough to sustain your needs, meaning you won’t have to find a new job unless you want to. To ensure that your $30 an hour (or $58,500 a year) lasts you throughout the year, you need to budget appropriately. We suggest creating a monthly budget that includes all of your necessities, as well as financial investments and extras. Here is a sample budget you can use to guide your budgeting process:

  • 50% for necessities - Necessities include rent and mortgage payments, as well as any other housing bills, like internet and electricity. It also includes basic necessities, like transportation and groceries. Once housing is paid, 20% of your necessities budget can be split between transportation and food. If you work from home, you may need less for transportation. 

  • 20% for financial investments - If you invest 20% of your monthly net income, you will be able to pay off any debts you owe and create assets you can use in retirement. We suggest treating your investments like a monthly bill, meaning you always put money toward the future. 

  • 30% for extras - This section includes extra things that aren’t necessary but are desired. For example, entertainment can be paid for with the extra portion of your budget. Your extras budget should basically include any non-essentials that enrich your life in some way. Think about hobbies, shopping, and other activities you may engage in. 





Katy Boyles |
Categories: General
Katy (she/her) is our Social Media Manager at Snagajob, where she loves talking to hourly workers and employers all day long. Her first hourly job was as a hostess.