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, 3.85 MB).

You can also view Public Agency Actuarial Valuation Reports.

Schools

The schools employer pool contribution rate for fiscal year 2018-19 is 18.062 percent, effective with the first payroll period ending July 2018.

More information can be found in the 2016 Schools Actuarial Valuation (PDF) report. The June 30, 2017 valuation report will be out this summer. 

State

Below are the state employer contribution rates per member category for fiscal year 2018-19. These rates are effective with the first payroll period ending July 2018.

Member Category Employer Contribution as a Percentage of Compensation

State Miscellaneous

29.396%

State Industrial

20.431%

State Safety

21.534%

State Peace Officer/Firefighter

45.371%

California Highway Patrol

55.124%

More information can be found in the State Actuarial Valuation (PDF) report dated June 30, 2016. The June 30, 2017 valuation report will be out this summer.

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