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Postdoc take home salary

PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 10:43 pm
by Dev X.
Hi guys,

I'm from Germany. Recently, I got an offer from NIH, Bethesda as a postdoc. I'm a fresher and therefore according to NIH pay scale my starting annual pay/stipend is predetermined. My questions are:

1. How much will tax deductions affect my take-home? I'm married, no kids...

2. Is it easy to get a job for my spouse? She is from Computer science background and working in the field of bioinformatics since last 6 months.


[Question adapted by mod due to requests that this forum not get into specific salary discussions]

Re: Postdoc take home salary

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:33 am
by H.L.F.
I don't k ow about the job market for your sig. other or that person's visa situation but you can calculate your approximate take home salary by googling tax calculator. Use one that lets you calculate state and national tax.
On eg 50k you can expect 36k in hand in Maryland after all taxes assuming no deductions.

Re: Postdoc take home salary

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:28 am
by D.X.
Just a quick note - talk to the Human Resources/Payroll department (whom ever is handling your contract).

You may be US Federal tax exempt for your first 2 years as the case was with my Partner (also from EU member state) pp to a certain amount. At least this was the case back in the early part of 2000s. You may still have a State obligation potentially. But ask payroll dept.

Good luck,

DX

Re: Postdoc take home salary

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 8:19 am
by Ana
You might also want to ask the postdoc organization at your target institution. They will probably be able to give you an idea of the take home salary and the actual cost of living.