Massport’s Pension Plan

Massport’s Defined Benefit Pension Plan

Massport employees who work a minimum of 21 hours a week are enrolled in the Massachusetts Port Authority Employees’ Retirement System (MPAERS) pension plan.  This defined benefit plan provides eligible employees with a lifetime retirement allowance based on group assignment, age at retirement, total creditable service, and salary. You become vested in the plan with 10 years of creditable service.

Employee contributions are set by statute. Massport makes employer contributions based on annual actuarial valuations.

Massport employees do not contribute to Social Security and are therefore impacted by the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Member Self Service

The MPAERS is happy to announce that member self-service is now available for Massport employees and retirees! This secure website allows you to access your retirement account information quickly and easily. To register, go to Member Self-Service.

Log on to review your service and salary history, annuity savings account balance, and beneficiary information. You can also download forms to change your address or beneficiaries.

Retirement estimates on demand!
The self-service module also includes a pension estimate calculator. This calculator will allow you to run your own retirement benefit estimates for any date you choose. In just a few quick clicks, you can get retirement allowance information based on your estimated service and salary history.

Log on to review your pension payment history, beneficiary, 1099R, and contact information. You may also download a form to change your address.

If you need assistance with registration or navigating self-service, please contact Laura Barbosa at (617) 568-3903 or