CalPERS retirement benefits are funded through contributions paid by contracting employers, members, and earnings from CalPERS investments. Employer contribution requirements are determined by periodic actuarial valuations under state law. Actuarial valuations are based on the benefit formulas the agency provides and the employee groups covered. Contribution requirements shown are the employer required contribution only. Figures do not include the member contribution or any cost sharing.

Public Agencies

Use our Public Agency Required Employer Contributions search tool to find your agency's employer contributions, or view the List of Public Agency Required Employer Contributions (PDF, 1.89 MB).

You can also view Public Agency Actuarial Valuation Reports.

Schools

The schools employer pool contribution rate for fiscal year 2019-20 is 19.721 percent, effective with the first payroll period ending July 2019. This rate includes a reduction due to Government Code section 20825.2(a).

More information can be found in Circular Letter 200-029-19 (PDF).

State

Below are the state employer contribution rates per member category for fiscal year 2019-20. These rates are effective with the first payroll period ending July 2019.

Member Category Employer Contribution as a Percentage of Compensation

State Miscellaneous

30.817%

State Industrial

21.263%

State Safety

22.412%

State Peace Officer/Firefighter

47.382%

California Highway Patrol

59.130%

The above rates include a reduction due to Government Code section 20825.1. More information can be found in Circular Letter 200-030-19 (PDF).

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