Most LACERA plans are contributory plans (except Plan E). Both you and your employer contribute to the pension fund, which is administered by LACERA.
Payment of tax on your contributions and earned interest is deferred until you retire or terminate service and withdraw your accumulated contributions. (Plan E is referred to as a noncontributory plan because the employee does not pay into it, only the employer does.)
Your contribution rate is a percentage of your compensation, paid semimonthly through automatic payroll deductions. This percentage is either based on your entry age into the system or a flat rate, depending on your plan. (Rates for General Plans A, B, C, D, and Safety A and B are based on entry age; rates for General Plan G and Safety C are flat, meaning all members pay the same percentage.)
Current Contribution Rates
Contribution rates vary by plan and are subject to change. See your individual plan page for current rates (except Plan E).
Contribution formulas are established by law, and rates are subject to change based on adjustments to the fund's assumed rate of return or actuarial assumptions that project the system’s ability to pay for future benefits. Read more about how rates are set.
Some longtime LACERA members are eligible for cancellation of contributions. Read more under 30-Year Cancellation of Contributions.