So how much will you get from Social Security when you retire and how much does it change if you retire early (62) or delay payments till late (70)? Well in 2017 the average monthly Social Security payment was $1,360. The maximum you could get if retire at your normal retirement date is $2,687. If you retire early it is $2,153 and if you retire at 70 it goes up to $3,538. Choose wisely.