You need to enter all your past earnings, which are shown on your online Social Security Statement.
- The Online Calculator is updated periodically* with new benefit increases and other benefit amounts. Therefore, it is likely that your benefit estimates in the future will differ from those calculated today.
- Some browsers may not allow you to print the table below.
*The most recent calculator update was in December, 2017.
(For reasons of privacy and to protect your records from unauthorized users, this calculator is not linked to your record of earnings in our database. Instead, we ask you to insert your earnings in the calculator. As we develop more secure authentication procedures in the future, we will insert your numbers directly from our earnings database.)
Note: If your birthday is on January 1st, we figure your benefit as if your birthday was in the previous year.
If you qualify for benefits as a Survivor, your full retirement age for survivors benefits may be different.
If you have an estimate of your monthly Social Security retirement benefit (in future, inflated dollars), you can use the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), Ballpark E$timate Online, to get a basic idea of how much you need to save before you retire.