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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.

The NYSTRS Dollar

  • 434,948
    total members
  • 259,158
    active members
  • 175,790
    retired members and beneficiaries
  • 86%
    income from investment returns
  • 9.2%
    30-year rate of return on investments
  • $7.7
    billion in annual benefits paid
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