Employer Contribution Rates

CalPERS retirement benefits are funded through State employer and member contributions as well as through earnings from CalPERS investments.

Listed below are the remainder of the 2012-13 Fiscal Year. These rates are effective with the first payroll period that ends in July 2012:

Member Category Employer Contribution as a Percentage of Compensation
State Miscellaneous Member First Tier 20.503%
State Miscellaneous Member Second Tier 20.457%
State Industrial Member 16.302%
State Safety Member 17.503%
State Peace Officers and Fire 30.297%
California Highway Patrol Member 33.728%

View a history of employer rates (PDF) over the past 30 years.

Rate information is also available for the following fiscal years:

Dated: 12-21-2012