How many hours a day? What's being taken out of your paycheck? The income tax amount you'll mostly get back when you file your taxes next year. They may also be taking out social security, parking, insurance, uniform costs, etc. You need to consult the employee manual or your HR office about that. My paycheck is about 75% of my gross pay- but that's after parking and medical insurance are taken out, as well as federal tax, social security and medicare. What state do you live in? Most states will also take out state income taxes, but a few states don't have an income tax.