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Major pension plans in the state

Plan Name Assets (millions) Participants Funded Ratio Percent of ARC Paid Retirement System that Administers the Plan
California PERF 477,322.8 2,052,082 70.6 California Public Employees Retirement System
California Teachers 310,293.4 797,164 73.0 92.5 California State Teachers Retirement System
Contra Costa County 11,453.8 24,095 92.4 100.0 Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association
LA County ERS 73,012.0 185,786 79.3 100.0 Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
San Diego County 16,126.3 45,704 80.0 100.0 San Diego County Employees Retirement Association
San Francisco City & County 35,673.8 75,624 94.0 100.0 San Francisco City and County Retirement System
University of California 91,826.0 251,059 83.1 76.8 University of California Retirement System
Alameda County ERS 10,752.5 25,127 86.5 367.3 Alameda County Employee's Retirement Association
Kern County ERS 5,417.5 21,424 67.1 100.0 Kern County Employees Retirement Association
Los Angeles ERS 19,023.7 56,835 71.6 100.0 Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System
Los Angeles Fire and Police 27,862.3 26,983 96.8 100.0 Los Angeles Fire and Police
Los Angeles Water and Power 16,667.5 21,877 99.2 101.5 Los Angeles Water and Power
Orange County ERS 21,922.2 49,075 81.2 102.1 Orange County ERS
Sacramento County ERS 12,564.1 29,605 82.1 100.0 Sacramento County ERS
San Diego City ERS 10,281.6 16,686 74.3 100.6 San Diego City ERS

Source: Public Plans Database (as of 2021)

Public Cost

Annual Required Contribution as percent of State and Local Own-Source Revenue, 2001-2021

Fiscal Year CA US
2001 3.2 2.9
2002 3.4 3.0
2003 3.3 3.4
2004 5.5 4.2
2005 5.8 3.8
2006 5.8 3.7
2007 5.9 3.9
2008 6.0 4.2
2009 6.6 4.4
2010 6.8 4.6
2011 7.5 4.9
2012 8.3 5.0
2013 8.1 5.2
2014 8.3 5.6
2015 9.9 5.8
2016 9.1 6.1
2017 8.9 6.0
2018 9.6 6.4
2019 9.3 6.2
2020 10.0 6.6
2021 10.8 6.8

Source: Public Plans Database and Census of Governments.

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