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 2020 8.86% 2019-20 School Year Salaries
Fall 2019 10.62% 2018-19 School Year Salaries
Fall 2018 9.80% 2017-18 School Year Salaries
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 applicable to 2019-20 school year salaries is 8.86%. The payments associated with this rate will be collected in the fall of 2020. See Administrative Bulletin 2019-7 for more information.

The estimated range for the ECR applicable to 2020-21 school year salaries is between 9.25% and 10.25%. See Administrative Bulletin 2019-10 for additional information. In early February the System will issue another Bulletin with a more precise estimate. 

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