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Public Pensions in Washington

Statistics at a Glance

Membership Statistics (for the period ending Dec. 31, 2020 – updated quarterly)

  • 331,890 active members – working and contributing to the plans
  • 206,356 annuitants – retirees, beneficiaries and others who receive monthly payments
  • 305,231 inactive members – left employment; are not yet receiving payments

Financial Statistics (for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 – updated annually)

  • $129.6 billion held in retirement trust fund assets
  • $5 billion collected annually in retirement plan contributions from members and employers
  • $5.9 billion paid annually in retirement benefits and contribution refunds

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). 

Beneficiary Designation

Members, you can update your beneficiary information from your online retirement account. Select “My Account” in the navigation menu and then “View/Edit” beside “Beneficiary.”

(If you prefer to fill out and mail in a printed form, select this link.)