Percent to contribute
This is the amount of money you have planned to deposit each year to your 401(k) account from your total yearly remuneration. Employees are permitted by their employers to deposit up to 100% of their annual salary.
It is your amount of yearly remuneration paid by your company prior to the payment of tax & other charges. You should not incorporate any income from other sources in your salary income because your payment and employer matching are calculated on the amount of salary you receive.
Annual contribution limits
The amount of your annual payment is calculated on the amount of your salary times the percentage of your contribution. Still, the yearly payment made by you is the matter of definite optimal total payment each year as well. Let’s assume that the yearly maximum for the current year is $17,500. Initializing the payment from the age of 50 or little bit older, a ‘catch-up’ allowance system permits you to pay $5,500 additionally in your registered 401(k) account. It is very significant to know that an employee’s optimum yearly payment limit will not be affected by the payment made by the Company.There may be some different sort of payment limitations for several employees. Employees who are classified as ‘Highly Paid’ have to face the payment limits depending on the employer’s sharing on 401(k) account. You should communicate with your company to observe the payment limits applicable for you when your expected salary is $115,000 or more in the same year, or, your salary was $115,000 or more in the previous year.
This is about your present age.
Age of retirement
Your retirement age.
Current 401(k) balance
The beginning balance you have deposited in your 401(k) retirement savings account.
Annual rate of return
It’s the yearly income rate for your registered 401(k) account. When you are using this calculator, it is assumed that your income is compounded per annum and you make every payment on a monthly basis. The amount of definite income from your investment greatly depends on your investment portfolio. For example, the average annual rate of return of last 43 years of the S&P 500 is about 10.1%. This return of the S&P 500 includes reinvestment of dividends. Banks can pay as little as of 0.25% or even less in saving accounts.It is very significant for the investors to remember that these hypothetical scenarios cannot fully disclose the real phenomenon. Future rates of return from any investment can’t be forecasted exactly. As a result, investments which offer higher rate of return are associated with higher amount of risk & instability. The actual rate of return & potential capital loss are coupled with the maturity period of the investment.
Annual salary increase
This is the expected yearly increasing rate of your remuneration. It is assumed that your remuneration will increase in this rate till your retirement period.
Employer profit share
This is the amount of your total compensation combined with the profit share given by the company. To illustrate, if your yearly remuneration is $25,000 & the profit share given by the company is 3%, literally your company will contribute additional $750 in your 401(k) account. Payments which are made by the Company may be the issue of a vesting schedule. You can also see your retirement plan for more detailed information.