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What's in it for you?
Membership provides you with many benefits. The salary and service credit you earn today help you build a secure financial future. Take a few minutes to educate yourself! Visit our New Members page to get started.

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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.

  • 428,579
    total members
  • 264,761
    active members
  • 163,818
    retired members and beneficiaries
  • 83%
    income from investment returns
  • 8.79%
    30-year rate of return on investments
  • $6.9
    billion in annual benefits paid
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