contribution rates change every other odd year (example: 2013, 2015, 2017). The new
rates are made available during the third or fourth quarter of the
previous calendar year. Current and previous employer contribution rates can be
found through the links below.
Current Employer Contribution Rates
Advisory Employer Contribution Rates
Advisory rates are provided for employer planning purposes and prepared by the actuary in the fall of odd-numbered years. Actual employer contribution rates are adopted by the PERS Board in the fall of even-numbered years.
Previous Employer Contribution Rates
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More Information About Contribution Rates
The money given to a retirement system to fund a member’s benefits. Contributions are made by both members and employers.
Employers electronically report and forward member contributions equal to 6 percent of the member's subject salary. These contributions are deposited directly into the member’s individual account.
Member Contribution Types
Member contribution types are categories of member contributions that define who makes the contribution and how it relates to taxes. There are currently three types of contributions: member paid pre-tax (MPPT), member paid after-tax (MPAT), and employer paid pre-tax (EPPT). Electing or changing a
contribution type requires that an employer notify PERS in writing and provide a
Board resolution or bargaining contract.
Contributions based on a rate designated by the PERS Board. Employer contributions fund the actual costs of future retirement and death benefits.
Employer Contribution Rates
The amount actuarially necessary as designated by the Board that an employer must pay to adequately fund the benefits to be provided by the contributions of the employer.
There are three separate benefit programs; two defined-benefit pension programs (Tier One, Tier Two, and OPSRP), into which employers contribute a percentage of employee salary. Each benefit program may have a different assigned employer rate.
Note: Employer contributions are paid in addition to the 6 percent member contributions.