New Members: Welcome to NYSTRS!

Congratulations! You've joined one of the top 10 public pension funds in the country. Membership provides valuable benefits and financial security in retirement. Visit our New Members page to learn more and see our New Member Checklist in the September issue of Your Source.

Know Your Benefits

The best way to plan your future is to stay informed and know all about your NYSTRS benefits. Here's how!  
• Read our recent newsletters.
• Keep connected via MyNYSTRS to submit forms, review your information and message us securely.

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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