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University of Washington Retirement Plan

Updated Jul 21, 2014

212 employees reported this benefit

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Employer Summary

Various retirement plans are available to UW employees, depending on job position.

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


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Employee Comments

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  • Jan 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Program Director in Seattle, Washington State

    $10k per year match is great.

  • Dec 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington State

    The university matches 100% at different percentages depending on your age. Other than that there is no equity available.

  • Nov 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    There are several plans to choose from including the state ones, and a university only plan that is actually really good that matches dollar for dollar at 7.5%. It is mandatory though which can have a huge impact on take home pay

  • Oct 03, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Network Engineer in Seattle, Washington State

    Dollar to Dollar match up to 5, 7.5, or 10 percent depending on your age

  • Jul 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Finance Manager in Seattle, Washington State

    We have a Defined Benefit plan for most employees: 2% of salary per year of service, plus a 403(b) on top of that. These Defined Benefit pensions are as rare as the dodo bird, so we're very fortunate in the public sector. Indeed, in the private sector, it would take stock options or a massive IRA ($500k - $1 Mil) to duplicate our pension payout for yearly cash-flow in retirement.

  • Jun 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Software Engineer in Seattle, Washington State

    The University of Washington matches contributions to the retirement plan up to X %. You can check the UW Benefits page to check the current value of X, maybe it is 7.5%.

  • Jun 10, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Lecturer in Seattle, Washington State

    Although the Retirement Plans are well managed and well matched, the monies are not available at all unless the employee quits.

  • May 03, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    Matching and can sign up for extra 401K like package (though no matching for extra savings)

  • Apr 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    Nice to have a pension and for those who have a high salary and higher disposable income, they have several retirement plans in addition to the pension.

  • Jan 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Scientist/Engineer III in Seattle, Washington State

    Pretty good roth IRAs and 401ks available.


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