It is said a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s the case, the new Infographics page on NYSTRS.org has a lot to say.
The goal of NYSTRS’ information graphics (or infographics) is to present information of interest in a way that’s easy to understand and visually appealing. Like the recently published Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), our hope is infographics will help make NYSTRS’ data more understandable for those without a background in public finance.
The Distribution of Annual Pensions infographic, for example, shows the correlation between years of service and benefit payments in retirement. Takeaways include:
- More than half of those receiving a NYSTRS benefit work 30 years or more before collecting their pensions.
- More than three-quarters of System retirees receive less than $60,000 in benefits annually.
Infographics are found in the Press Room on the About Us page of our website.