MIT is transitioning to ADP-generated paystubs on Friday, August 13, 2021. This page will be updated then to reflect these changes.

MIT provides two options in receiving your paystub – either by accessing it electronically or receiving a paper copy delivered through the U.S. Postal Service.

View paystubs online

If you are an active MIT employee or student, you can view your current paystub on Atlas. When you log in, click on About Me in the top horizontal menu. You’ll find the option for Paystubs under Money Matters in the left-hand menu.

You can view your most recent paystub and paystubs for the last two years. Once you click on your paystub you can view, download, or print.  Paystubs are posted after midnight (Eastern time) the day before your pay date.

Receive paper copies

If you prefer to receive paper paystubs, complete a Request to Receive Paper Paystubs or visit Atlas and view the Full Menu. Then scroll down to About Me and then to the Money Matters. You always have the option to return to paperless status.

Review net pay on your paystub

The net pay on your paystub is calculated as follows:

  • Gross—your total pay for the pay period before any taxes or deductions are withdrawn
  • Taxes—the taxes withheld each pay period toward Social Security, Medicare, federal income tax, and Massachusetts state income tax
  • Deductions—amounts that are deducted each pay period for MIT Benefits including health insurance, dental and vision coverage, your contributions to your Health Savings Account (HSA) and to your 401(k) plan, parking fees, MBTA Commuter Rail passes, supplemental life insurance, and other benefits-related deductions

Your federal and state income taxes are based on your FED Earnings and MA Earnings, which are calculated by subtracting your pre-tax deductions from your gross pay.

The Details

View paystubs online

If you are an active MIT employee or student, you can view your current paystub on Atlas. When you log in, click on About Me in the top horizontal menu. You’ll find the option for Paystubs under Money Matters in the left-hand menu.

You can view your most recent paystub and paystubs for the last two years. Once you click on your paystub you can view, download, or print.  Paystubs are posted after midnight (Eastern time) the day before your pay date.

Receive paper copies

If you prefer to receive paper paystubs, complete a Request to Receive Paper Paystubs or visit Atlas and view the Full Menu. Then scroll down to About Me and then to the Money Matters. You always have the option to return to paperless status.

Review net pay on your paystub

The net pay on your paystub is calculated as follows:

  • Gross—your total pay for the pay period before any taxes or deductions are withdrawn
  • Taxes—the taxes withheld each pay period toward Social Security, Medicare, federal income tax, and Massachusetts state income tax
  • Deductions—amounts that are deducted each pay period for MIT Benefits including health insurance, dental and vision coverage, your contributions to your Health Savings Account (HSA) and to your 401(k) plan, parking fees, MBTA Commuter Rail passes, supplemental life insurance, and other benefits-related deductions

Your federal and state income taxes are based on your FED Earnings and MA Earnings, which are calculated by subtracting your pre-tax deductions from your gross pay.

Did You Know?

You can customize your direct deposit preferences online to add an additional account.
Research and teaching assistant stipends are considered earned income and are subject to income tax withholding requirements.
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