Employer Contribution Rate

Employer Contribution Rate
The Employer Contribution Rate (ECR) is the percentage of member payroll employers contribute to NYSTRS.
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This rate is determined annually through an actuarial valuation of NYSTRS' assets and liabilities. These contributions have been collected without fail throughout the System's history, keeping NYSTRS among the most secure plans in the country.

The current rates are as follows:

To be Collected ECR Applicable to
Fall 2017 11.72% 2016-17 School Year Salaries
Fall 2016 13.26% 2015-16 School Year Salaries
Fall 2015 17.53% 2014-15 School Year Salaries

The ECR for 2016-17 school year salaries is 11.72%. Administrative Bulletin 2016-6 provides additional information.

The estimated ECR applicable to 2017-18 school year salaries is 9.80%. Read more in Administrative Bulletin 2017-1. The Retirement Board will adopt the 2017-18 ECR at its July meeting and an Administrative Bulletin formalizing this rate will be issued soon thereafter. 

In spring 2017, the last of the 10 employers that elected to participate in the Stable Contribution Option (SCO) program provided for under Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2013 opted out of that plan. See Administrative Bulletin 2013-2 for details on the SCO.

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