\$63 an Hour is How Much a Year? Before and After Taxes

For employees and employers alike, converting an hourly wage into its annual salary equivalent provides useful insight for financial planning and budgeting. In this article, we’ll calculate the potential yearly earnings for a \$63 per hour wage rate, including estimates for part-time, overtime, and time off. We’ll also look at how taxes reduce take-home pay, and what kind of lifestyle and major purchases are possible at this high income level. While \$63 an hour affords upper-middle class living standards beyond national averages, taxes and inflation do cut into its real value over time. Understanding the annual, monthly, biweekly, and weekly salary equivalents of \$63/hour gives perspective on both pre-tax and post-tax spending power.

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\$63 an Hour is How Much a Year?

If you make \$63 an hour, your yearly salary would be \$131,040. We calculate your annual income based on 8 hours per day, 5 days per week and 52 weeks in the year.

Hours worked per week (40) x Hourly wage(\$63) x Weeks worked per year(52) = \$131,040

\$63 an Hour is How Much a Month?

If you make \$63 an hour, your monthly salary would be \$10,920. We calculated this number by dividing your annual income by 12 months.

Hours worked per week (40) x Hourly wage(\$63) x Weeks worked per year(52) / Months per Year(12) = \$10,920

\$63 an Hour is How Much Biweekly?

If you make \$63 an hour, your biweekly salary would be \$5,040.

Hours worked per week (40) x Hourly wage(\$63) x 2 = \$5,040

\$63 an Hour is How Much a Week?

If you make \$63 an hour, your weekly salary would be \$2,520. Calculating based on 5 days per week and 8 hours each day.

Hours worked per week (40) x Hourly wage(\$63) = \$2,520

\$63 an Hour is How Much a Day?

If you make \$63 an hour, your daily salary would be \$504. We calculated your daily income based on 8 hours per day.

Hours worked per day (8) x Hourly wage(\$63) = \$504

\$63 an Hour is How Much a Year?

The basic formula to calculate your annual salary from an hourly wage is:

Hourly Rate x Hours Worked per Week x Number of Weeks Worked per Year = Annual Salary

So for a \$20 per hour job:

\$63 per hour x 40 hours per week x 52 weeks per year = \$131,040

However, this simple calculation makes some assumptions:

• You will work 40 hours every week of the year
• You will not get any paid time off

Therefore, it represents your earnings if you worked every week of the year, without any vacation, holidays, or sick days.

Accounting for Paid Time Off

The \$131,040 base salary does not yet factor in paid time off (PTO). Let’s assume the job provides:

• 2 weeks (10 days) paid vacation
• 6 paid holidays
• 3 paid sick days

This totals 19 paid days off, or nearly 4 weeks of PTO.

Importantly, this paid time off should not be deducted from the annual salary, since you still get paid for those days.

So with 4 weeks PTO, the annual salary would remain \$131,040 .

Part time \$63 an hour is How Much a Year?

Your annual income changes significantly if you work part-time and not full-time.

For example, let’s say you work 30 hours per week instead of 40. Here’s how you calculate your new yearly total:

\$63 per hour x 30 hours per week x 52 weeks per year = \$98,280

By working 10 fewer hours per week (30 instead of 40), your annual earnings at \$63 an hour drop from \$131,040 to \$98,280.

That’s a \$32,760 per year difference just by working part-time!

Here’s a table summarizing how your annual earnings change depending on how many hours you work per week at \$63 an hour:

Hours Per Week Earnings Per Week Annual Earnings
40 \$2,520 \$131,040
35 \$2,205 \$114,660
30 \$1,890 \$98,280
25 \$1,575 \$81,900
20 \$1,260 \$65,520
15 \$945 \$49,140

The more hours per week, the higher your total yearly earnings. But part-time work allows for more life balance if you don’t need the full salary.

\$63 an Hour With Overtime is How Much a Year?

Now let’s look at how overtime can increase your annual earnings.

Overtime kicks in once you work more than 40 hours in a week. Typically, you earn 1.5x your regular hourly wage for overtime hours.

So if you make \$63 per hour normally, you would make \$94.50 per hour for any hours over 40 in a week.

Here’s an example:

• You work 45 hours in a Week
• 40 regular hours paid at \$63 per hour = \$2,520
• 5 overtime hours paid at \$94.50 per hour = \$472.50
• Your total one Week earnings =\$2,520 + \$472.50 = \$2,992.50

If you worked 45 hours each week for 52 weeks, here’s how your annual earnings increase thanks to overtime pay:

\$2,992.50 per week x 52 weeks per year = \$155,610

That’s \$24,570 more than you’d earn working just 40 hours per week at \$63 an hour.

Overtime can add up! But also consider taxes and work-life balance when deciding on extra hours.

Here’s a table summarizing how your annual earnings change depending on how many hours you work per week at \$63 an hour:

 Overtime hours per work day Hours Per Week Earnings Per Week Annual Earnings 0 40 \$2,520 \$131,040 1 45 \$2,992.50 \$155,610 2 50 \$3,465 \$180,180 3 55 \$3,937.50 \$204,750 4 60 \$4,410 \$229,320 5 65 \$4,882.50 \$253,890 6 70 \$5,355 \$278,460 7 75 \$5,827.50 \$303,030

How Unpaid Time Off Impacts \$63/Hour Yearly Earnings

So far we’ve assumed you work 52 paid weeks per year. Any unpaid time off will reduce your total income.

For example, let’s say you take 2 weeks of unpaid leave. That brings your paid weeks down to 50:

Hours worked per week (40) x Hourly wage(\$63) x Weeks worked per year(50) = \$126,000 annual salary

With 2 weeks unpaid time off, your annual earnings at \$63/hour would drop by \$5,040.

The table below summarizes how your annual income changes depending on the number of weeks of unpaid leave.

 Weeks of unpaid leave Paid weeks per year Earnings Per Week Annual Earnings 0 52 \$2,520 \$131,040 1 51 \$2,520 \$128,520 2 50 \$2,520 \$126,000 3 49 \$2,520 \$123,480 4 48 \$2,520 \$120,960 5 47 \$2,520 \$118,440 6 46 \$2,520 \$115,920 7 45 \$2,520 \$113,400

Key Takeaways for \$63 Hourly Wage

In summary, here are some key points on annual earnings when making \$63 per hour:

• At 40 hours per week, you’ll earn \$131,040 per year.
• Part-time of 30 hours/week results in \$98,280 annual salary.
• Overtime pay can boost yearly earnings, e.g. \$24,570 extra at 45 hours/week.
• Unpaid time off reduces your total income, around \$5,040 less per 2 weeks off.
• Your specific situation and location impacts taxes and PTO.

Knowing your approximate annual salary and factors impacting it makes it easier to budget and plan your finances. The next step is calculating take-home pay after deductions like taxes.

\$63 An Hour Is How Much A Year After Taxes

Figuring out your actual annual earnings based on an hourly wage can be complicated once taxes are taken into account. In addition to federal, state, and local income taxes, 7.65% of your gross pay also goes to Social Security and Medicare through FICA payroll taxes. So how much does \$63 an hour equal per year after FICA and income taxes are deducted from your gross pay?

Below we’ll walk through the steps to calculate your annual net take home pay if you make \$63 per hour. This will factor in estimated federal, FICA, state, and local taxes so you know exactly what to expect.

Factoring in Federal Income Tax

Your federal income tax will be a big chunk out of your gross pay. Federal tax rates range from 10% to 37%, depending on your tax bracket.

To estimate your federal income tax rate and liability:

Look up your federal income tax bracket based on your gross pay.

2023 tax brackets: single filers

Tax rate Taxable income bracket Tax owed
10% \$0 to \$11,000. 10% of taxable income.
12% \$11,001 to \$44,725. \$1,100 plus 12% of the amount over \$11,000.
22% \$44,726 to \$95,375. \$5,147 plus 22% of the amount over \$44,725.
24% \$95,376 to \$182,100. \$16,290 plus 24% of the amount over \$95,375.
32% \$182,101 to \$231,250. \$37,104 plus 32% of the amount over \$182,100.
35% \$231,251 to \$578,125. \$52,832 plus 35% of the amount over \$231,250.
37% \$578,126 or more. \$174,238.25 plus 37% of the amount over \$578,125.

For example, if you are single with \$131,040 gross annual pay, your federal tax bracket is 24%.

Your estimated federal tax would be:

\$16,290 + (\$131,040 – \$95,376) x 24% = \$24,849.36

So at \$63/hour with \$131,040 gross pay, you would owe about \$24,849.36 in federal income taxes.

Considering State Income Tax

In addition to federal tax, most states also charge a state income tax. State income tax rates range from about 1% to 13%, with most falling between 4% and 6%.

Key Takeaways

• California, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, and Oregon have some of the highest state income tax rates.
• Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming don’t impose an income tax at all.
• Another 10 U.S states have a flat tax rate—everyone pays the same percentage regardless of how much they earn.

A State-by-State Comparison of Income Tax Rates

STATE TAX RATES LOWEST AND HIGHEST INCOME BRACKETS
Florida 0% None
South Dakota 0% None
Tennessee 0% None
Texas 0% None
Washington 0% None
Wyoming 0% None
Colorado 4.55% Flat rate applies to all incomes
Illinois 4.95% Flat rate applies to all incomes
Indiana 3.23% Flat rate applies to all incomes
Kentucky 5% Flat rate applies to all incomes
Massachusetts 5% Flat rate applies to all incomes
New Hampshire 5% Flat rate on interest and dividend income only
North Carolina 4.99% Flat rate applies to all incomes
Pennsylvania 3.07% Flat rate applies to all incomes
Utah 4.95% Flat rate applies to all incomes
Michigan 4.25% Flat rate applies to all incomes
Arizona 2.59% to 4.5% \$27,806 and \$166,843
Arkansas 2% to 5.5% \$4,300 and \$8,501
California 1% to 13.3% \$9,325 and \$1 million
Connecticut 3% to 6.99% \$10,000 and \$500,000
Delaware 0% to 6.6% \$2,000 and \$60,001
Alabama 2% to 5% \$500 and \$3,001
Georgia 1% to 5.75% \$750 and \$7,001
Hawaii 1.4% to 11% \$2,400 and \$200,000
Idaho 1.125% to 6.5% \$1,568 and \$7,939
Iowa 0.33% to 8.53% \$1,743 and \$78,435
Kansas 3.1% to 5.7% \$15,000 and \$30,000
Louisiana 1.85% to 4.25% \$12,500 and \$50,001
Maine 5.8% to 7.15% \$23,000 and \$54,450
Maryland 2% to 5.75%  \$1,000 and \$250,000
Minnesota 5.35% to 9.85% \$28,080 and \$171,221
Mississippi 0% to 5% \$5,000 and \$10,001
Missouri 1.5% to 5.3% \$1,121 and \$8,968
Montana 1% to 6.75% \$2,900and \$17,400
Nebraska 2.46% to 6.84% \$3,340 and \$32,210
New Jersey 1.4% to 10.75% \$20,000 and \$1 million
New Mexico 1.7% to 5.9% \$5,500 and \$210,000
New York 4% to 10.9% \$8,500 and \$25 million
North Dakota 1.1% to 2.9% \$41,775 and \$458,350
Ohio 0% to 3.99% \$25,000 and \$110,650
Oklahoma 0.25% to 4.75% \$1,000 and \$7,200
Oregon 4.75% to 9.9% \$3,750 and \$125,000
Rhode Island 3.75% to 5.99% \$68,200 and \$155,050
South Carolina 0% to 7% \$3,110 and \$15,560
Vermont 3.35% to 8.75% \$42,150 and \$213,150
Virginia 2% to 5.75% \$3,000 and \$17,001
Washington, D.C. 4% to 9.75% \$10,000 and \$1 million
West Virginia 3% to 6.5% \$10,000 and \$60,000
Wisconsin 3.54% to 7.65% \$12,760 and \$280,950

To estimate your state income tax:

Look up your state income tax rate based on your gross pay and filing status.

Multiply your gross annual pay by the state tax rate.

For example, if you live in Pennsylvania which has a flat 3.07% tax rate, your estimated state tax would be:

\$131,040 gross pay x 3.07% PA tax rate = \$4,022.93 estimated state income tax

So with \$131,040 gross annual income, you would owe around in \$4,022.93 Pennsylvania state income tax. Verify your specific state’s income tax rates.

Factoring in Local Taxes

Some cities and counties levy local income taxes ranging from 1-3% of taxable income.

To estimate potential local taxes you may owe:

• Check if your city or county charges a local income tax.
• If yes, look up the local income tax rate.
• Multiply your gross annual pay by the local tax rate.

For example, say you live in Columbus, OH which has a 2.5% local income tax. Your estimated local tax would be:

\$131,040 gross pay x 2.5% local tax rate = \$3,276 estimated local tax

So with \$131,040 in gross earnings, you may owe around \$3,276 in Columbus local income taxes. Verify rates for your own city/county.

Accounting for FICA Taxes (Social Security & Medicare)

FICA taxes are a combination of Social Security and Medicare taxes that equal 15.3% of your earnings. You are responsible for half of the total bill (7.65%), which includes a 6.2% Social Security tax and 1.45% Medicare tax on your earnings.

In 2023, only the first \$160,200 of your earnings are subject to the Social Security tax

There is an additional 0.9% surtax on top of the standard 1.45% Medicare tax for those who earn over \$200,000 (single filers) or \$250,000 (joint filers).

To estimate your FICA tax payment:

\$131,040 x 6.2% + \$131,040 x 1.45% = \$10,024.56

So you can expect to pay about \$10,024.56 in Social Security and Medicare taxes out of your gross \$131,040 in earnings.

Total Estimated Tax Payments

Based on the examples above, your total estimated tax payments would be:

Federal tax: \$24,849.36

State tax: \$4,022.93

Local tax: \$3,276

FICA tax: \$10,024.56

Total Estimated Tax: \$42,172.85

To calculate your annual take home pay at \$63 /hour:

2. Subtract your estimated total tax payments

\$131,040 gross pay – \$42,172.85 Total Estimated Tax = \$88,867.15 Your Take Home Pay

n summary, if you make \$63 per hour and work full-time, you would take home around \$88,867.15 per year after federal, state, local , FICA taxes.

Your actual net income may vary depending on your specific tax situation. But this gives you a general idea of what to expect.

Convert \$63 Per Hour to Yearly, Monthly, Biweekly, and Weekly Salary After Taxes

If you make \$63 an hour and work full-time (40 hours per week), your estimated yearly salary would be \$131,040 .

The \$131,040 per year salary does not account for taxes. Federal, state, and local taxes will reduce your take-home pay. The amount withheld depends on your location, filing status, dependents, and other factors.

Just now during our calculation of \$63 An Hour Is How Much A Year After Taxes, we assumed the following conditions:

• You are single with \$131,040 gross annual pay, your federal tax bracket is 24 %.
• You live in Pennsylvania which has a flat 3.07% tax rate
• You live in Columbus, OH which has a 2.5% local income tax.

In the end, we calculated your Total Estimated Tax is \$42,172.85 , Your Take Home Pay is \$88,867.15 , Total tax rate is 32.18%.

So next we’ll use 32.18% as the estimated tax rate to calculate your weekly, biweekly, and monthly after-tax income.

\$63 Per Hour to Yearly, Monthly, Biweekly, Weekly,and Week Salary After Taxes Table

 Income before taxes Estimated Tax Rate Income Taxes After Tax Income Yearly Salary \$131,040 32.18% \$42,172.85 \$88,867.15 Monthly Salary \$10,920 32.18% \$3,514.40 \$7,405.60 BiWeekly Salary \$5,040 32.18% \$1,622.03 \$3,417.97 Weekly Salary \$2,520 32.18% \$811.02 \$1,708.98

\$63  an hour is how much a year after taxes

Here is the adjusted yearly salary after a 32.18% tax reduction:

• Yearly salary before taxes: \$131,040
• Estimated tax rate: 32.18%
• Taxes owed (32.18% * \$131,040 )= \$42,172.85
• Yearly salary after taxes: \$88,867.15
Hourly Wage Hours Worked Per Week Weeks Worked Per Year Total Yearly Salary Estimated Tax Rate Taxes Owed After-Tax Yearly Salary
\$63 40 52 \$131,040 32.18% \$42,172.85 \$88,867.15

\$63 an hour is how much a month after taxes

To calculate the monthly salary based on an hourly wage, you first need the yearly salary amount. Then divide by 12 months.

• Yearly salary before taxes at \$63 per hour: \$131,040
• Divided by 12 months per year: \$131,040 / 12 = \$10,920 per month

The monthly salary based on a 40 hour work week at \$63 per hour is \$10,920 before taxes.

After applying the estimated 32.18% tax rate, the monthly after-tax salary would be:

• Monthly before-tax salary: \$10,920
• Estimated tax rate: 32.18%
• Taxes owed (32.18% * \$10,920 )= \$3,514.40
• Monthly after-tax salary: \$7,405.60

Monthly Salary Based on \$63 Per Hour

Hourly Wage Yearly Salary Months Per Year Before-Tax Monthly Salary Estimated Tax Rate Taxes Owed After-Tax Monthly Salary
\$63 \$131,040 12 \$10,920 32.18% \$3,514.40 \$7,405.60

\$63 an hour is how much biweekly after taxes

Many people are paid biweekly, meaning every other week. To calculate the biweekly pay at \$63 per hour:

• Hourly wage: \$63
• Hours worked per week: 40
• Weeks per biweekly pay period: 2
• \$63 * 40 hours * 2 weeks = \$5,040 biweekly

Applying the 32.18%estimated tax rate:

• Biweekly before-tax salary: \$5,040
• Estimated tax rate: 32.18%
• Taxes owed (32.18% * \$5,040 )= \$1,622.03
• Biweekly after-tax salary: \$3,417.97

Biweekly Salary at \$63 Per Hour

Hourly Wage Hours Worked Per Week Weeks Per Pay Period Before-Tax Biweekly Salary Estimated Tax Rate Taxes Owed After-Tax Biweekly Salary
\$63 40 2 \$5,040 32.18% \$1,622.03 \$3,417.97

\$63 an hour is how much weekly after taxes

To find the weekly salary based on an hourly wage, you need to know the number of hours worked per week. At 40 hours per week, the calculation is:

• Hourly wage: \$63
• Hours worked per week: 40
• \$63 * 40 hours = \$2,520 per week

Accounting for the estimated 32.18% tax rate:

• Weekly before-tax salary: \$2,520
• Estimated tax rate: 32.18%
• Taxes owed (32.18% * \$2,520 )= \$811.02
• Weekly after-tax salary: \$1,708.98

Weekly Salary at \$63 Per Hour

Hourly Wage Hours Worked Per Week Before-Tax Weekly Salary Estimated Tax Rate Taxes Owed After-Tax Weekly Salary
\$63 40 \$2,520 32.18% \$811.02 \$1,708.98

Key Takeaways

• An hourly wage of \$63 per hour equals a yearly salary of \$131,040 before taxes, assuming a 40 hour work week.
• After accounting for an estimated 32.18% tax rate, the yearly after-tax salary is approximately \$88,867.15 .
• On a monthly basis before taxes, \$63 per hour equals \$10,920 per month. After estimated taxes, the monthly take-home pay is about \$7,405.60 .
• The before-tax weekly salary at \$63 per hour is \$2,520 . After taxes, the weekly take-home pay is approximately \$1,708.98 .
• For biweekly pay, the pre-tax salary at \$63 per hour is \$5,040 . After estimated taxes, the biweekly take-home pay is around \$3,417.97 .

Understanding annual, monthly, weekly, and biweekly salary equivalents based on an hourly wage is useful when budgeting and financial planning. Taxes make a significant difference in take-home pay, so be sure to account for them when making income conversions. Use this guide as a reference when making salary calculations.

What Is the Average Hourly Wage in the US?

Last Updated: Sep 1 2023

US Average Hourly Earnings is at a current level of \$33.82, up from 33.74 last month and up from 32.43 one year ago. This is a change of 0.24% from last month and 4.29% from one year ago.

Average Hourly Earnings is the average dollars that a private employee makes per hour in the US. This metric is a part of one of the most important releases every month which includes unemployment numbers as well. This is normally released on the first Friday of every month. This metric is released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

What is the average salary in the U.S.?

Last Updated: July 18, 2023

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics uses median salary data rather than averages to avoid skewed numbers from outlying high and low numbers. Median weekly earnings of the nation's 121.5 million full-time wage and salary workers were \$1,100 in the second quarter of 2023, the U.S.

If a person works 52 weeks in the year, then this represents a national annual salary of \$57,200.

Is \$63 an Hour a Good Salary?

Whether \$63 an hour is considered a good wage depends heavily on where you live and your household size and expenses. In moderate cost-of-living areas, \$63/hour provides a reasonably comfortable middle-class lifestyle for many. But in high cost cities, it may only be lower-middle class earnings.

To put \$63/hour in context, it equates to an annual salary of around \$131,040 if you worked full-time year-round (40 hours per week). That places you in the top 25-30% of all personal incomes nationwide.

However, after federal and state taxes, your annual take-home pay could be around \$95,000 or less. And without employer benefits, you’d have to pay for your own healthcare, insurance, retirement and other costs.

So while a healthy income for many people, \$63/hour does not guarantee economic security, especially for larger families. You’d likely enjoy a moderate middle-class lifestyle, but not necessarily an abundance of discretionary spending power. Location and budgeting are key.

Jobs that pay \$63 an hour

Here are some of the most common professions paying around \$63 per hour:

• Electrical engineers – Experienced engineers make \$55-70 per hour in many industries.
• Technical writers – Technical writers with 5-10 years of experience earn \$55-75 per hour.
• Mechanical engineers – Engineers in the auto, aerospace and manufacturing fields earn \$55-70 per hour once established.
• Physician assistants – Experienced PAs in specialty fields make \$60-75 per hour or more.
• Web developers – Senior web developers at tech companies earn \$55-70 per hour in total compensation.
• Project managers – IT, construction and product development PMs earn \$55-70 hourly when fully trained.
• Radiologic technologists – Senior radiology techs make \$50-65 per hour in hospital settings.
• Clinical laboratory technologists – Experienced lab techs can make \$50-70 per hour in medical labs.
• Occupational therapists – Therapists bill \$60-75 per hour in clinical settings once fully licensed.

Reaching a \$63 per hour income level typically requires specialized skills, education and certifications. Entry-level and unskilled positions are very unlikely to pay this hourly rate.

Can You Live Off \$63 An Hour?

Can the average household live comfortably on \$63 per hour? Here’s an overview of typical monthly expenses:

• Housing – Rent or mortgage for a modest 2-3 bedroom home, around \$1,500-\$2,500 depending on location.
• Transportation – Car payments plus gas, insurance and repairs: \$500-\$1,000.
• Food – Groceries, dining out for a family: \$800-\$1,200.
• Utilities – Electric, gas, water, trash service: \$300-\$500.
• Phone/internet – Cell phone plans, cable/internet: \$200-\$400.
• Insurance – Health, dental, vision, life, disability: \$500-\$1,000.
• Entertainment – Activities, streaming services, other subscriptions: \$300-\$600.
• Clothing – New clothes, dry cleaning: \$150-\$300.
• Travel – Occasional vacations, trips: \$200-\$500.
• Miscellaneous – Everything else including pets, hobbies etc: \$300-\$500.
• Debt payments – Student loans, credit cards, personal loans: \$500-\$1,500.
• Savings & Investments – Ideally 10-20% of net income: \$1,000-\$2,000.
• Taxes – Federal and state taxes eat up 25% or more of gross.

Total: Around \$6,000-\$10,000 per month for a moderately comfortable, middle-class life in most areas.

This rough monthly budget shows that \$63/hour provides a reasonable standard of living for many middle-class households able to budget wisely. Strict budgeting in areas like housing, transportation and discretionary costs would be required to save substantially and pay down debt though.

The impact of inflation on the value of \$63 an hour

While \$63 an hour provides a comfortable wage today, inflation will steadily erode its real value over time. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for housing, food, transportation, medical care, and other common expenses have risen over 3% per year on average during the past 20 years.

Assuming a 3.5% annual inflation rate, \$63 today will only have the purchasing power of around \$57 five years from now and \$51 ten years from now. Your costs slowly claim more of your monthly budget.

This means wage earners have to seek regular raises just to maintain their current lifestyle. Those on fixed incomes see their purchasing power diminish each year as prices outpace earnings.

Coping with inflation often means changing jobs strategically for higher pay. On a flat \$63 wage, building savings and wealth becomes more difficult over decades. Careful budgeting and smart investments become essential.

5 Ways To Increase Your Hourly Wage

Here are some potential strategies for moving beyond \$63 per hour:

1. Ask for raises and negotiate higher pay based on your contributions and experience. Come armed with market research.
2. Pursue promotions or higher job titles that come with increased compensation.
3. Gain new skills/certifications to qualify for higher-paying roles.
4. Change employers to one that pays better for your experience level.
5. Start a side business that allows you to earn supplemental income.
6. Work overtime when possible, especially at time-and-a-half rates.
7. Enroll in higher education like a Master’s program to access more advanced roles.

Depending on your career path, a combination of adding skills, seeking promotions, strategic job changes and taking on side work can potentially help you surpass an hourly income of \$63. Consistent effort is key.

Buying a car on \$63 an hour

Is buying a car affordable if you make \$63 per hour? Here’s an overview:

• The average new car transaction price is around \$48,000 today.
• Even with a sizable downpayment, loan payments may exceed \$600 per month over 5 years.
• Plus insurance, gas and repairs of \$200-\$400 monthly.
• That’s around \$800+ per month for basic transportation.
• On a \$63 hourly income, that’s likely unaffordable for most budgets.

However, buying a used car for \$15,000-25,000 is much more viable. This keeps total monthly costs (loan, insurance, gas) under \$500 comfortably.

You may also be able to afford a new compact model around \$25,000 with strong credit and a large down payment. But overall, buying a car on \$63 an hour requires sticking to cheaper vehicles while limiting loan amounts.

Can You Buy a House on \$63 An Hour?

Next, let’s assess whether home ownership is feasible on an income of \$63 per hour:

• The median home list price is currently around \$325,000 nationwide.
• With a 10% down payment of \$32,500, your mortgage principal will be \$292,500.
• At a 5% fixed rate over 30 years, the monthly mortgage payment is approximately \$1,550.
• On a \$63 hourly income of \$131,040 gross pay yearly, that \$1,550 payment is 14% of your gross annual earnings.
• Experts recommend total housing costs stay under 28% of gross income.
• 28% of your gross income is \$36,691 annually or \$3,058 monthly.

Based on this, buying a median priced home may be challenging but possible on a \$63 hourly wage if you budget diligently. You’d want to aim for the lower end of your price range while keeping total monthly housing costs under \$2,500.

However, in high cost areas where the median home is \$600,000+, ownership may be out of reach on this income level. Renting a more modest home or apartment may be the better option financially.

In summary, home ownership on \$63 an hour is feasible but requires careful budgeting, especially in higher cost regions. Staying well below median prices is key.

Example Budget For \$63 Per Hour

Here is a realistic monthly budget for someone earning \$63 per hour or \$131,040 per year:

Monthly Net Income:

• Gross income: \$131,040
• Taxes and deductions (30%): \$39,312
• Take Home Pay: \$91,728 annually / \$7,644 monthly

Monthly Expenses:

• Rent: \$1,500 (2-bedroom apartment)
• Used Car Payment: \$300
• Car Insurance: \$120
• Gas: \$120
• Groceries and Dining Out: \$650
• Utilities: \$300
• Cable/Internet: \$100
• Cell Phone: \$100
• Health Insurance: \$400
• Entertainment: \$200
• Clothing: \$150
• Retirement Savings: \$500
• Emergency Fund Savings: \$300
• Total Expenses: \$4,940

Remaining Income: \$2,704

This sample budget shows \$63 an hour providing a moderately comfortable middle-class lifestyle. There’s some room for additional discretionary spending and financial goals after basic needs are met. But budgets would need to be monitored closely.

In Summary

• An income of \$63 per hour translates to around \$131,040 per year assuming full-time employment.
• This salary can support a moderately comfortable middle-class lifestyle in most regions.
• Education, certifications and experience can potentially help you earn \$63 per hour.
• Buying an average-priced home may be challenging but possible at this income level with prudent budgeting.
• Inflation steadily diminishes the real value of a fixed \$63 wage over decades.
• While covering basic needs, \$63 an hour requires budget tradeoffs and limits discretionary spending capability.
• Home ownership is feasible in many markets with realistic expectations, but rents may be preferable in high cost areas.
• With careful money management and supplemental income, a \$63 hourly wage can open the door to moderate wealth building over time.

In summary, an income of \$63 an hour affords a reasonably comfortable but not lavish lifestyle for middle-class households and individuals willing to budget wisely. Ongoing career development and prudent financial habits remain important for long-term wealth creation.