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Strategy Here's what Trump's tax plan means for people at every income level from $20,000 to $269,000 a year

How people in different occupations, from fast food cooks to pilots to anesthesiologists, could see their taxes change next year.

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• The GOP has reached an agreement on their enormous tax overhaul.

• Congress is expected to pass the new plan, as early as this week.

• Career site Zippia broke down how the final tax bill could affect take-home pay in 2018 for people in various occupations.



Republican leaders released their final version of the tax bill on Friday, December 15.

Congressional Republicans are touting the new plan as a wage-boosting, job-creating boon to the middle class, as well as a means of simplifying the tax system. But the tax reform efforts have earned harsh criticisms from the public and experts. The conservative Tax Foundation found Republicans also overpromised on how much the bill would boost the economy, according to Business Insider.

Business Insider's Lauren Lyons Cole reported that while take-home pay is set to rise under the tax reform plan, most Americans won't see a ton of extra cash in their pockets. But how much you save also depends on how much you currently earn.

Career site Zippia's David Luther provided Business Insider with data breaking down how different occupations fare under the finalized tax plan. The estimated federal tax savings below are for a single, childless taxpayer who owns a house valued at three times their salary. Zippia's calculations factored in whether a given taxpayer would benefit most from taking the standard deduction or itemizing deductions.

Following is a look at how people in a number of occupations, from fast-food cooks to pilots to anesthesiologists, could see their taxes change next year if the tax plan becomes law.

Fast-food cooks

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Fast-food cooks

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Average salary: $20,570

Current tax: $1,059

Tax under the Republican plan: $857

Percent tax cut: 19.1%



Cashiers

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Cashiers

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Average salary: $21,680

Current tax: $1,226

Tax under the Republican plan: $971

Percent tax cut: 20.8%



Waiters and waitresses

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Servers

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Average salary: $24,410

Current tax: $1,635

Tax under the Republican plan: $1,299

Percent tax cut: 20.6%



Bartenders

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Bartenders

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Average salary: $25,580

Current tax: $1,811

Tax under the Republican plan: $1,439

Percent tax cut: 20.5%



Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

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Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

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Average salary: $26,790

Current tax: $1,992

Tax under the Republican plan: $1,584

Percent tax cut: 20.5%



Barbers

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Barbers

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Average salary: $29,900

Current tax: $2,459

Tax under the Republican plan: $1,958

Percent tax cut: 20.4%



Butchers and meat cutters

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Butchers and meat-industry workers

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Average salary: $31,740

Current tax: $2,735

Tax under the Republican plan: $2,178

Percent tax cut: 20.3%



Animal trainers

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Animal trainers

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Average salary: $34,580

Current tax: $3,161

Tax under the Republican plan: $2,519

Percent tax cut: 20.3%



Models

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Models

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Average salary: $36,560

Current tax: $3,458

Tax under the Republican plan: $2,757

Percent tax cut: 20.3%



Construction laborers

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Construction laborers

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Average salary: $37,890

Current tax: $3,645

Tax under the Republican plan: $2,916

Percent tax cut: 20.0%



Travel agents

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Travel agents

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Average salary: $39,900

Current tax: $3,895

Tax under the Republican plan: $3,158

Percent tax cut: 18.9%



Massage therapists

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Massage therapists

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Average salary: $44,480

Current tax: $4,646

Tax under the Republican plan: $3,707

Percent tax cut: 17.0%%



Chefs and head cooks

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Chefs and head cooks

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Average salary: $47,390

Current tax: $4,825

Tax under the Republican plan: $4,056

Percent tax cut: 15.9%



Reporters and correspondents

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Reporters and correspondents

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Average salary: $49,770

Current tax: $5,121

Tax under the Republican plan: $4,342

Percent tax cut: 15.2%



Firefighters

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Firefighters

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Average salary: $50,520

Current tax: $5,214

Tax under the Republican plan: $4,432

Percent tax cut: 15.0%



Paralegals and legal assistants

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Paralegals and legal assistants

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Average salary: $53,180

Current tax: $5,753

Tax under the Republican plan: $4,999

Percent tax cut: 13.1%



Commercial divers

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Commercial divers

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Average salary: $53,990

Current tax: $5,919

Tax under the Republican plan: $5,177

Percent tax cut: 12.5%



Electricians

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Electricians

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Average salary: $56,650

Current tax: $6,465

Tax under the Republican plan: $5,763

Percent tax cut: 10.9%



Librarians

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Librarians

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Average salary: $59,870

Current tax: $7,126

Tax under the Republican plan: $6,471

Percent tax cut: 9.2%



Zoologists and wildlife biologists

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Zoologists and wildlife biologists

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Average salary: $64,890

Current tax: $8,156

Tax under the Republican plan: $7,575

Percent tax cut: 7.1%



Human-resources specialists

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Human-resources specialists

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Average salary: $64,890

Current tax: $8,156

Tax under the Republican plan: $7,575

Percent tax cut: 7.1%



Public-relations specialists

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Public-relations specialists

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Average salary: $66,540

Current tax: $8,495

Tax under the Republican plan: $7,938

Percent tax cut: 6.6%



Insurance sales agents

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Insurance sales agents

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Average salary: $67,760

Current tax: $8,745

Tax under the Republican plan: $8,207

Percent tax cut: 6.2%



Dental hygienists

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Dental hygienists

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Average salary: $73,440

Current tax: $9,905

Tax under the Republican plan: $9,296

Percent tax cut: 6.1%



Accountants and auditors

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Accountants and auditors

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Average salary: $76,730

Current tax: $10,571

Tax under the Republican plan: $9,883

Percent tax cut: 6.5%



Real-estate brokers

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Real-estate brokers

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Average salary: $79,340

Current tax: $11,100

Tax under the Republican plan: $10,348

Percent tax cut: 6.8%



Detectives and criminal investigators

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Detectives and criminal investigators

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Average salary: $81,490

Current tax: $11,533

Tax under the Republican plan: $10,730

Percent tax cut: 7.0%



Computer programmers

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Computer programmers

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Average salary: $85,180

Current tax: $12,262

Tax under the Republican plan: $11,371

Percent tax cut: 7.3%



Physical therapists

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Physical therapists

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Average salary: $87,220

Current tax: $12,665

Tax under the Republican plan: $11,726

Percent tax cut: 7.4%



Civil engineers

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Civil engineers

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Average salary: $89,730

Current tax: $13,161

Tax under the Republican plan: $12,162

Percent tax cut: 7.6%



Computer-systems analysts

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Computer-systems analysts

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Average salary: $91,620

Current tax: $13,534

Tax under the Republican plan: $12,491

Percent tax cut: 7.7%



Electrical engineers

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Electrical engineers

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Average salary: $98,620

Current tax: $14,917

Tax under the Republican plan: $13,708

Percent tax cut: 8.1%



Veterinarians

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Veterinarians

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Average salary: $100,560

Current tax: $15,301

Tax under the Republican plan: $14,045

Percent tax cut: 8.2%



Securities, commodities, and financial-services sales agents

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Securities, commodities, and financial-services sales agents

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Average salary: $102,260

Current tax: $15,637

Tax under the Republican plan: $14,370

Percent tax cut: 8.1%



Nurse practitioners

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Nurse practitioners

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Average salary: $104,610

Current tax: $16,101

Tax under the Republican plan: $14,887

Percent tax cut: 7.5%



Mathematicians

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Mathematicians

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Average salary: $105,600

Current tax: $16,296

Tax under the Republican plan: $15,105

Percent tax cut: 7.3%



Sales engineers

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Sales engineers

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Average salary: $108,880

Current tax: $16,944

Tax under the Republican plan: $15,826

Percent tax cut: 6.6%



Aerospace engineers

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Aerospace engineers

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Average salary: $112,010

Current tax: $17,563

Tax under the Republican plan: $16,514

Percent tax cut: 6.0%



Actuaries

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Average salary: $114,120

Current tax: $17,980

Tax under the Republican plan: $16,978

Percent tax cut: 5.6%



Computer and information research scientists

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Computer and information research scientists

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Average salary: $116,320

Current tax: $18,414

Tax under the Republican plan: $17,461

Percent tax cut: 5.2%



Pharmacists

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Pharmacists

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Average salary: $120,270

Current tax: $19,252

Tax under the Republican plan: $18,330

Percent tax cut: 4.8%



Personal-financial advisers

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Personal-financial advisers

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Average salary: $123,100

Current tax: $19,879

Tax under the Republican plan: $18,952

Percent tax cut: 4.7%



Lawyers

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Lawyers

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Average salary: $139,880

Current tax: $23,591

Tax under the Republican plan: $22,641

Percent tax cut: 4.0%



Marketing managers

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Marketing managers

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Average salary: $144,140

Current tax: $24,534

Tax under the Republican plan: $23,577

Percent tax cut: 3.9%



Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

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Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

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Average salary: $152,770

Current tax: $26,439

Tax under the Republican plan: $25,474

Percent tax cut: 3.6%



Dentists

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Dentists

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Average salary: $173,860

Current tax: $31,056

Tax under the Republican plan: $30,111

Percent tax cut: 3.0%



Chief executives

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Chief executives

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Average salary: $194,350

Current tax: $35,541

Tax under the Republican plan: $35,457

Percent tax cut: 0.2%



Family and general practitioners

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Family and general practitioners

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Average salary: $200,810

Current tax: $36,956

Tax under the Republican plan: $37,351

Percent tax cut: -1.1%



Orthodontists

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Orthodontists

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Average salary: $228,780

Current tax: $43,078

Tax under the Republican plan: $45,549

Percent tax cut: -5.7%



Anesthesiologists

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Anesthesiologists

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Average salary: $269,600

Current tax: $52,973

Tax under the Republican plan: $58,623

Percent tax cut: -10.7%