CalPERS retirement benefits are funded through contributions paid by contracting employers, member contributions, 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, 2.01 MB).

You can also view Public Agency Actuarial Valuation Reports.

Schools

The schools employer pool contribution rate for Fiscal Year 2016-17 is 13.888 percent, effective with the first payroll period ending July 2016.

The schools employer pool contribution rate for Fiscal Year 2017-18 is 15.531 percent, effective with the first payroll period ending July 2017.

Review the Schools Employer Contribution Rate History (PDF).

State

Below are the state employer contribution rates listed per member category for Fiscal Year 2017-18. These rates were effective with the first payroll period ending July 2017.

Member Category

Employer Contribution as a Percentage of Compensation

State Miscellaneous

28.423%

State Industrial

20.408%

State Safety

20.584%

State Peace Officer/Firefighter

44.245%

California Highway Patrol

54.104%

Review the State Employer Contribution Rate History (PDF) for a history of the various state plan rates.