I have done a quick search but I cant find anything so I was just wondering if anone could help with this. I have just got my first pay check as an NQT and the numbers don't quite add up as I was hoping. What is the yearly salary as an NQT? I thought we were on M1 which is £21 grand ish. However I have just multipled my basic monthly salary by 12 and only came out with £19872.84. That seems pretty low. (its £1656.07 a month) And then I have been taxed and had pension taken off which is £526.04 (which seems extremley high) so my take home pay is only £1130.03. SO i was wondering are these figures right? I'm only taken home £70 a month more than when i was earning £15 grand a year. So i was kind of hoping something has gone wrong here!!! Although I do the job because I love it, the money side does help!! So basically is my monthly salary before tax wrong? I think I am being screwed over by the tax man to be honest as well!!