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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
Austin ERS 3,199.5 18,365 65.3 83.5 Austin Employees' Retirement System
Houston Firefighters 4,102.9 7,254 86.2 87.0 Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund
Texas County & District 37,108.2 244,222 87.2 108.0 Texas County & District Retirement System
Texas ERS 27,946.2 275,167 66.0 74.7 Texas Employees Retirement System
Texas LECOS 947.3 50,051 66.0 39.3 Texas Employees Retirement System
Texas Municipal 34,282.9 222,094 89.5 100.0 Texas Municipal Retirement System
Texas Teachers 165,416.2 1,472,752 76.8 85.3 Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Dallas Police and Fire 1,960.1 10,137 41.6 87.3 Dallas Police and Fire
Dallas ERS 3,706.8 16,506 76.0 66.1 Dallas ERS
Houston Municipal 2,881.8 26,628 59.2 96.4 Houston Municipal
Houston Police 5,572.5 9,990 82.4 101.7 Houston Police
Austin Fire 1,162.0 2,066 87.5 Austin Fire
Austin Police 938.2 2,869 58.6 66.2 Austin Police

Source: Public Plans Database (as of 2020)

Public Cost

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

Fiscal Year TX US
2001 3.1 2.9
2002 3.2 3.0
2003 3.5 3.4
2004 3.5 4.2
2005 3.6 3.8
2006 3.9 3.7
2007 3.2 3.9
2008 3.1 4.2
2009 3.6 4.4
2010 4.3 4.6
2011 4.2 4.9
2012 3.9 5.0
2013 4.1 5.2
2014 4.3 5.6
2015 4.0 5.8
2016 4.2 6.1
2017 3.9 6.0
2018 4.6 6.4
2019 3.9 6.2
2020 4.4 6.6
2021 3.7 6.8

Source: Public Plans Database and Census of Governments.

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