More information is needed to give a complete and accurate answer.
Is the $80,000 gross wage of an employee, gross receipts of an independent contractor or some other gross?
Does "take home" earnings mean wages minus medicare, social security and federal income tax withholdings? Is there state income tax to also take off to get to "take home" earnings?
For an employee, what would be the W-4 status and allowances (such as single and 1 allowance or married and two allowances) so that a "take home" earnngs after taxes could be computed ?
Assuming you are paid biweekly and filed your W4 as married with two allowances - Your Pay Check will look: Gross Pay - $3,076.92Federal Withholding - $545.00 Social Security - $190.77 Medicare - $44.62 New Jersey - $67.38 SUI/SDI - $28.46 Net Pay - $2,200.69 - this is 71.5% of gross pay.
Your husband's paycheck (assuming he is paid biweekly and filed your W4 as married with zero allowances)
Gross Pay - $1,961.54 Federal Withholding - $332.00 Social Security - $121.62 Medicare - $28.44 New Jersey - $35.65 SUI/SDI - $18.14 Net Pay - $1,425.69 - that is 72.7% of gross pay.