What people at every income level from $21,000 to $265,000 will have to pay in taxes this year

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  • The IRS released new tax brackets, adjusted for inflation, for 2019.
  • The tax brackets apply to income earned in 2019 (taxes are due on April 15 for income earned in 2018).
  • The federal income-tax ranges have shifted slightly, and the standard deduction will be $12,200 for single filers and $24,400 for married filers.
  • Below, we've calculated the tax rate for people in jobs that earn different average salaries, from fast-food workers to dentists.

It's been over a year since President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax bill into law, which overhauled the US tax code. It shifted the ranges for federal income tax brackets and boosted take-home pay for about 90% of Americans.

Tax Day 2019, when taxes are due for income earned in 2018, the first year under the new tax law, is April 15.

After adjusting for inflation, the IRS has released new tax brackets, which apply to income earned in 2019. The standard deduction will be $12,200 for single filers and $24,400 for married filers, an increase of $200 and $400, respectively.

2019 tax brackets table (1)Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

To find out how different occupations fare under the new tax brackets, we started with the most recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of the average annual salaries for those occupations. We calculated the tax burden for a single filer using the standard deduction earning that average salary, based on the tax brackets and rates shown in the above graphic. We also found the effective tax rate, or the percent share of the average income owed in taxes, for each of those occupations.

Again, these figures are calculated for federal income taxes only and do not take into account state income taxes, though some states don't tax income at all.

Below, find out how much people with jobs that put them at 50 different income levels are paying in taxes this year.

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$21,610: Fast-food cooks

$21,610: Fast-food cooks

Average salary (2017): $21,610

Total federal taxes: $941

Effective federal tax rate: 4.4%

$22,130: Cashiers

$22,130: Cashiers

Average salary (2017): $22,130

Total federal taxes: $997.48

Effective federal tax rate: 4.5%

$25,280: Waiters and waitresses

$25,280: Waiters and waitresses

Average salary (2017): $25,280

Total federal taxes: $1,375.48

Effective federal tax rate: 5.4%

$26,260: Bartenders

$26,260: Bartenders

Average salary (2017): $26,260

Total federal taxes: $1,493.08

Effective federal tax rate: 5.7%

$27,480: Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

$27,480: Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

Average salary (2017): $27,480

Total federal taxes: $1,639.48

Effective federal tax rate: 6%

$30,480: Barbers

$30,480: Barbers

Average salary (2017): $30,480

Total federal taxes: $1,999.48

Effective federal tax rate: 6.6%

$31,870: Models

$31,870: Models

Average salary (2017): $31,870

Total federal taxes: $2,166.28

Effective federal tax rate: 6.8%

$32,570: Butchers and meat cutters

$32,570: Butchers and meat cutters

Average salary (2017): $32,570

Total federal taxes: $2,250.28

Effective federal tax rate: 6.9%

$34,760: Animal trainers

$34,760: Animal trainers

Average salary (2017): $34,760

Total federal taxes: $2,513.08

Effective federal tax rate: 7.2%

$38,890: Construction laborers

$38,890: Construction laborers

Average salary (2017): $38,890

Total federal taxes: $3,008.68

Effective federal tax rate: 7.7%

$40,840: Travel agents

$40,840: Travel agents

Average salary (2017): $40,840

Total federal taxes: $3,242.68

Effective federal tax rate: 7.9%

$44,950: Massage therapists

$44,950: Massage therapists

Average salary (2017): $44,950

Total federal taxes: $3,735.88

Effective federal tax rate: 8.3%

$49,650: Chefs and head cooks

$49,650: Chefs and head cooks

Average salary (2017): $49,650

Total federal taxes: $4,299.88

Effective federal tax rate: 8.7%

$51,550: Reporters and correspondents

$51,550: Reporters and correspondents

Average salary (2017): $51,550

Total federal taxes: $4,527.88

Effective federal tax rate: 8.8%

$51,930: Firefighters

$51,930: Firefighters

Average salary (2017): $51,930

Total federal taxes: $4,598.88

Effective federal tax rate: 8.9%

$53,910: Paralegals and legal assistants

$53,910: Paralegals and legal assistants

Average salary (2017): $53,910

Total federal taxes: $5,034.48

Effective federal tax rate: 9.3%

$55,270: Commercial divers

$55,270: Commercial divers

Average salary (2017): $55,270

Total federal taxes: $5,333.68

Effective federal tax rate: 9.7%

$57,910: Electricians

$57,910: Electricians

Average salary (2017): $57,910

Total federal taxes: $5,914.48

Effective federal tax rate: 10.2%

$60,760: Librarians

$60,760: Librarians

Average salary (2017): $60,760

Total federal taxes: $6,541.48

Effective federal tax rate: 10.8%

$66,220: Human-resources specialists

$66,220: Human-resources specialists

Average salary (2017): $66,220

Total federal taxes: $7,742.68

Effective federal tax rate: 11.7%

$66,250: Zoologists and wildlife biologists

$66,250: Zoologists and wildlife biologists

Average salary (2017): $66,250

Total federal taxes: $7,749.28

Effective federal tax rate: 11.7%

$66,990: Insurance sales agents

$66,990: Insurance sales agents

Average salary (2017): $66,990

Total federal taxes: $7,912.08

Effective federal tax rate: 11.8%

$67,990: Public-relations specialists

$67,990: Public-relations specialists

Average salary (2017): $67,990

Total federal taxes: $8,132.08

Effective federal tax rate: 12%

$74,680: Dental hygienists

$74,680: Dental hygienists

Average salary (2017): $74,680

Total federal taxes: $9,603.88

Effective federal tax rate: 12.9%

$75,910: Real-estate brokers

$75,910: Real-estate brokers

Average salary (2017): $75,910

Total federal taxes: $9,874.48

Effective federal tax rate: 13%

$77,920: Accountants and auditors

$77,920: Accountants and auditors

Average salary (2017): $77,920

Total federal taxes: $10,316.68

Effective federal tax rate: 13.2%

$83,320: Detectives and criminal investigators

$83,320: Detectives and criminal investigators

Average salary (2017): $83,320

Total federal taxes: $11,504.68

Effective federal tax rate: 13.8%

$87,530: Computer programmers

$87,530: Computer programmers

Average salary (2017): $87,530

Total federal taxes: $12,430.88

Effective federal tax rate: 14.2%

$88,080: Physical therapists

$88,080: Physical therapists

Average salary (2017): $88,080

Total federal taxes: $12,551.88

Effective federal tax rate: 14.3%

$91,790: Civil engineers

$91,790: Civil engineers

Average salary (2017): $91,790

Total federal taxes: $13,368.08

Effective federal tax rate: 14.6%

$92,740: Computer-system analysts

$92,740: Computer-system analysts

Average salary (2017): $92,740

Total federal taxes: $13,557.08

Effective federal tax rate: 14.6%

$97,440: Securities, commodities, and financial-services sales agents

$97,440: Securities, commodities, and financial-services sales agents

Average salary (2017): $97,440

Total federal taxes: $14,631.86

Effective federal tax rate: 15%

$99,580: Electrical engineers

$99,580: Electrical engineers

Average salary (2017): $99,580

Total federal taxes: $15,145.46

Effective federal tax rate: 15.2%

$101,530: Veterinarians

$101,530: Veterinarians

Average salary (2017): $101,530

Total federal taxes: $15,613.46

Effective federal tax rate: 15.4%

$104,700: Mathematicians

$104,700: Mathematicians

Average salary (2017): $104,700

Total federal taxes: $16,374.26

Effective federal tax rate: 15.6%

$106,950: Sales engineers

$106,950: Sales engineers

Average salary (2017): $106,950

Total federal taxes: $16,914.26

Effective federal tax rate: 15.8%

$107,480: Nurse practitioners

$107,480: Nurse practitioners

Average salary (2017): $107,480

Total federal taxes: $17,041.46

Effective federal tax rate: 15.9%

$114,850: Actuaries

$114,850: Actuaries

Average salary (2017): $114,850

Total federal taxes: $18,810.26

Effective federal tax rate: 16.4%

$115,300: Aerospace engineers

$115,300: Aerospace engineers

Average salary (2017): $115,300

Total federal taxes: $18,918.26

Effective federal tax rate: 16.4%

$119,570: Computer and information research scientists

$119,570: Computer and information research scientists

Average salary (2017): $119,570

Total federal taxes: $19,943.06

Effective federal tax rate: 16.7%

$121,710: Pharmacists

$121,710: Pharmacists

Average salary (2017): $121,710

Total federal taxes: $20,456.66

Effective federal tax rate: 16.8%

$124,140: Personal financial advisers

$124,140: Personal financial advisers

Average salary (2017): $124,140

Total federal taxes: $21,039.86

Effective federal tax rate: 16.9%

$141,890: Lawyers

$141,890: Lawyers

Average salary (2017): $141,890

Total federal taxes: $25,299.86

Effective federal tax rate: 17.8%

$145,620: Marketing managers

$145,620: Marketing managers

Average salary (2017): $145,620

Total federal taxes: $26,195.06

Effective federal tax rate: 18%

$161,280: Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

$161,280: Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Average salary (2017): $161,280

Total federal taxes: $29,953.46

Effective federal tax rate: 18.6%

$174,110: Dentists

$174,110: Dentists

Average salary (2017): $174,110

Total federal taxes: $33,127.38

Effective federal tax rate: 19%

$196,050: Chief executives

$196,050: Chief executives

Average salary (2017): $196,050

Total federal taxes: $40,148.18

Effective federal tax rate: 20.5%

$208,560: Family and general practitioners

$208,560: Family and general practitioners

Average salary (2017): $208,560

Total federal taxes: $44,151.38

Effective federal tax rate: 21.2%

$229,380: Orthodontists

$229,380: Orthodontists

Average salary (2017): $229,380

Total federal taxes: $51,206.15

Effective federal tax rate: 22.3%

$265,990: Anesthesiologists

$265,990: Anesthesiologists

Average salary (2017): $265,990

Total federal taxes: $64,019.65

Effective federal tax rate: 24.1%

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