Are you a Lockheed Martin employee that gets to enjoy the fruits of your labor for the rest of your life through your Lockheed Martin pension plan and have wondered how do they actually calculate your Final Average Pay for your pension benefit? If so, then keep reading to find out.  It’s not as complicated as it appears.

Lockheed Martin uses your Final Average Pay as a major part of the calculation to define the dollar amount of your pension benefit.  By doing so, they are able to help you take advantage of your highest earning years prior to the freeze on December 31, 2015.  (Any earnings after December 31, 2015, no longer count towards your Final Average Pay.)

Follow these steps to calculate your Final Average Pay:

  1. List your earnings from 2005 to 2015.
  2. Highlight the highest 3 years
  3. Add those 3 years together
  4. Divide the total of the 3 years by 3
  5. Tadaa! – This is your Final Average Pay
Lockheed Martin Final Average Pay

There you have it.  A simple math problem to figure out one of the key elements in calculating your pension benefits! Each person’s pension amount will vary. To get more information about your specific calculation, book an appointment with a Lockheed Retirement Specialist today.

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