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What percentage of income is an employee required to contribute to the Social Security system?

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6.2% on the first $94,200 that an employee makes in a year.
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What is the total percentage of income that will be withheld from employee's paycheck for Social Security and Medicare taxes?

A total of 7.65% of your pre-tax income (6.2% for Social Security and 1.45% for Medicare Hospital benefits) is withheld from each paycheck until you reach the current earnin

What percentage of income that is withheld from an employees paycheck for social security and medicare taxes?

The percentage of withholding is based on what year it is as theyhave changed somewhat. Social Security Taxes in 2015 paid by theemployee is 6.20% up to $118,500. Medicare Tax