Public Pensions in Washington

Statistics at a Glance

Membership Statistics (as of March 2017 – updated quarterly)

  • 319,776 active members – working and contributing to the plans
  • 177,341 annuitants – retirees, beneficiaries and others who receive monthly payments
  • 257,311 inactive members – left employment; are not yet receiving payments

Financial Statistics (for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 – updated annually)

  • $90.6 billion held in retirement trust funds
  • $3.4 billion collected annually in retirement contributions
  • $3.9 billion paid annually in retirement benefits

DRS updates this page with quarterly and annual data. For detailed information, visit the Annual Financial Reports page to view the DRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Summary Annual Financial Report (SAFR).