- If you became a member before 1975 your contribution rate is 5%
- If you became a member between 1975 - 1983 your contribution rate is 7%
- If you became a member between 1984 - June 30, 1996 your contribution rate is 8%
- If you became a member after July 1, 1996 to present your contribution rate is 9%
ERRS encourages you to regularly check your retirement deductions to verify that you are contributing the correct amount. If you have questions on your retirement deduction percentage, please contact your payroll coordinator or Donavin Bentley, Membership Coordinator at the Essex Regional Retirement System at (978) 739-9151, extension 101 or via email.