California statewide ‘$100k club’ stands at 62,474

Transparent California is pleased to announce that we have now received the most current pension payout data from virtually all of California’s pension funds.

As an update to our previous release that found that there were at least 52,963 retirees who collected pensions of at least $100,000 last year, that number now stands at 62,474. This page will be updated when the few very small remaining funds report their 2016 data, but we don’t expect this number to change significantly.

Pension Fund # of $100k+ Pensions
CalPERS 22,826
CalSTRS 12,133
Los Angeles County Pension 6,687
University of California 5,315
SFERS (San Francisco Employees Retirement System) 2,665
Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) 1,287
Los Angeles Fire and Police Employees’ Pension 1,195
Contra Costa County Pension 968
San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System 963
Alameda County Pension 831
San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Plan 823
LACERS (Los Angeles City Pension System) 778
San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA) 770
San Diego County Employees’ Retirement Association (SDCERA) 750
Los Angeles Water and Power Employees’ Retirement Plan 714
Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement system (SCERS) 633
Ventura County Pension 512
Kern County Pension 386
Santa Barbara County Pension 284
San Mateo County Pension 279
San Joaquin County Pension 264
Marin County Employees’ Retirement Association 253
Fresno County Pension 192
Sonoma County Pension 156
East Bay Municipal Utility District Retirement System 153
San Jose Federated City Employees’ Retirement System 132
City of Fresno Fire and Police Retirement System 103
Stanislaus County Pension 86
San Luis Obispo County Pension Trust 77
Merced County Employees’ Retirement Association 66
Imperial County Employees Retirement System 44
Tulare County Employees’ Retirement Association 39
Oakland Fire and Police Retirement System 37
City of Fresno Employees’ Retirement System 18
Mendocino County Employees’ Retirement Association 17
Modesto Irrigation District Basic Retirement Plan 17
Long Beach Public Transportation Company Contract Employees’ Retirement Plan 6
Sacramento Regional Transit District Employees’ Retirement Plan 6
Turlock Irrigation District Pension Plan 5
Long Beach Public Transportation Company Salaried Employees’ Retirement Plan 3
Golden Gate Transit District Amalgamated Retirement Plan 1
Total: 62,474

Be sure to visit TransparentCalifornia.com to see the complete payout reports for all of the pension systems referenced above.