Public Pensions in Washington

Statistics at-a-Glance

Membership Statistics (as of September 2016 - updated quarterly)

  • 314,508 active members – working and contributing to the plans
  • 175,092 annuitants – retirees, beneficiaries and others who receive monthly payments
  • 254,303 inactive members – left employment; are not yet receiving payments

Financial Statistics (as of December 2016 - updated annually from the DRS Summary Annual Financial Report)

  • $82.7 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 official, audited membership and financial statistics, please see the DRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.