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The New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) is one of the 10 largest public pension funds in the nation and among the best-funded teacher systems.

The NYSTRS Dollar

  • 448,785
    total members
  • 268,058
    active members
  • 180,727
    retired members and beneficiaries
  • 85%
    income from investment returns
  • 8.3%
    30-year rate of return on investments
  • $8.2
    billion in annual benefits paid
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