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How much can I earn as a contractor?

Limited or Permanent Employee?

How much will I take home as a contractor?" This is without a doubt one of the most common questions we get asked - not really surprising when you consider it’s one of the major reasons people decide to move from the world of the employed to contracting.

Basically, if you are a contractor working through your own Limited company your take home will be anywhere between 75% - 80% of your contract value, for example:

  • Daily rate £200 take home between £150 - £160
  • Daily rate £300 take home between £225 - £240
  • Daily rate £400 take home between £300 - £320
  • Daily rate £600 take home between £450 - £480

Any accountant or tax adviser will tell you that working through your own Limited company is the most tax efficient way of working, meaning you keep more of your hard earned money.

As mentioned, most clients and contractors working through their own Limited company take home between 75% and 80% of their contract value.