US Air Force Employee Benefit: Retirement Plan | Glassdoor

US Air Force Retirement Plan

Updated Jul 21, 2014

2253 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

The US Air Force offers a retirement plan in which airmen can retire and receive benefits after 20 years of service.

This information about the Retirement Plan benefit at US Air Force is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of US Air Force. The description here may not reflect the current US Air Force Retirement Plan benefit.

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Employee Comments

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  • Feb 13, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Luke AFB, Arizona

    You can either chose 401k or not. There are different options that you can chose to go into.

  • Feb 09, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Enlisted Leader in Honolulu, Hawaii

    The baseline requirement is 20 years, but there are supplemental programs which allow you to have some benefits even if you don't put in 20 years.

  • Feb 06, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Manpower & Personnel Officer in San Antonio, Texas

    75% of active duty pay.

  • Feb 06, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Operations Manager / Executive Protection / Purchase Coordinator in Tampa, Florida

    Retirement plan is changing, and for the betterment of the government. I recommend getting smart on the retirement plan before joining.

  • Jan 25, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Real Property Officer in Rapid City, South Dakota

    Combination of FERs and TSP gives you lots of options.

  • Jan 14, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Wichita Falls, Texas

    A pension is awesome! Not many companies do that anymore.

  • Dec 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Superintendent in Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

    Retirement plan is ok for everyone that came in before 2016, worse for everyone after

  • Dec 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current E4 - Air Force - Senior Airman in Sumter, South Carolina

    Stay 20 and you can be set for life.

  • Nov 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Cryptologic Language Analyst in Miami, Florida

    If you are active duty you only have to serve for 20 years and will receive a small paycheck every month right after you retire.

  • Nov 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Operations Officer in Fresno, California

    If you can suffer through 20 years, you can have one of the best retirements in the world. You will be broken, in body and spirit. With a great retirement.

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