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## How do I calculate my PERS retirement?

Your retirement benefit is calculated using a formula with three factors: Service credit (Years) multiplied by your benefit factor (percentage per year) multiplied by your final monthly compensation equals your unmodified allowance. Service Credit – Total years of employment with a CalPERS employer.

**How does 2% 62 CalPERS work?**

Benefit Factor If your retirement formula is 2% at 62, for example, this means you get 2% of your pay if you retire at age 62 . Age 62 is referred to as your “normal age .” Local miscellaneous members receive one of six retirement formulas, with varying retirement ages and final compensation percentages .

**How do I calculate my monthly pension?**

Average Salary * Pensionable Service / 70 where,

- Average Salary means the average of the Basic Salary + DA combined, drawn in the last 12 months, and.
- Pensionable Service means the number of years worked in the organized sector after 15th November, 1995.

### Is PERS pension for life?

Service retirement is a lifetime benefit. Employees can retire as early as age 50 with five years of CalPERS pensionable service credit unless all service was earned on or after January 1, 2013, then employees must be at least age 52 to retire. There are some exceptions to the 5-year requirement.

**How much money do you need to retire comfortably at age 55?**

Experts say to have at least seven times your salary saved at age 55. That means if you make $55,000 a year, you should have at least $385,000 saved for retirement. Keep in mind that life is unpredictable–economic factors, medical care, and how long you live will also impact your retirement expenses.

**Are CalPERS pensions good?**

The average pension for all service retirees, beneficiaries, and survivors is $36,852 per year, while service retirees receive $39,372 per year. New retirees who just retired in fiscal year 2020-21 receive $45,516 per year. Overall, 59% of all CalPERS service retirees receive less than $3,000 a month.

## How do I calculate my average final compensation?

The amount is calculated by taking the total of your 3 highest annual earnings divided by the service earned in those years divided by 12.

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